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Busia County reaches out to flood victims in Budalangi

Busia County government has donated foodstuffs, blankets, mattresses and iron sheets to the families that were left homeless, following the aftermath of floods in Budalangi in Busia County.

Hundreds of floods victims were left homeless as the usual norm at the area during the rainy season, which has forced them to move to the raised places where they now call home.

Temporary structures. Photo by Absalom Namwalo

Addressing residents at Rukala Health Centre, the Busia County Governor Sospeter Ojaamong revealed that he had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ampath and NHIF on behalf of his administration, in an event that took place at Port Victoria Sub-County hospital to enable locals’ benefit from the scheme.

He urged residents of Budalangi and Busia at large to enroll with NHIF cover for better access to medical services. The move will facilitate implementation of the National Government’s Universal Health Coverage programme.

Bunyala was selected for the pilot phase with at least 1,000 individuals registered.

“We had a meeting with Ampath officials in Eldoret last week and agreed to register 1,000 more beneficiaries from Bunyala,” he said.

He went on, “I urge our MCAs to allocate more funds to help more people access the cover through NHIF.”

The County boss who was accompanied by his Deputy Moses Mulomi traversed Bunyala South Ward in Bunyala Sub-County for county projects inspection, where they visited Khusuna village, where the county has acquired a parcel of land for construction of an Early Childhood Development of Education (ECDE) Centre.

The team also assessed the progress of Makhoma Poultry Park, Lugale Market and Khajula Level 2 health centre.

Mr Mulomi encouraged the people of Busia to ensure they get Covid-19 jab, once it’s released to the county, which will be distributed to healthcare facilities across the county.

He also disclosed that Sidokho bridge construction will continue as soon as the floods subsides.

By Absalom Namwalo

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