KIGALI - Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) yesterday started a training of local journalists on how to report environmental stories.
The two-day workshop under the theme ‘Environmental Education for sustainable development’ opened in Kigali yesterday.
The Director General of REMA, Dr Rose Mukankomeje, who opened the seminar, requested journalists to take a lead in teaching the public the best way to preserve the environment.
“The main objective of this workshop is to equip you as media practitioners with necessary skills and knowledge on how we can achieve sustainable development through protecting the environment,” Mukankomeje said.
She encouraged the participants to work with REMA in changing people’s mindset towards protecting the environment and to also expose those who may cause any hazard.
Mukankomeje also called upon the media fraternity to always sensitize the public to effectively use available natural resources.