The fight against Covid-19 in Vihiga County got a major boost after receiving a donation of medical equipment worth Sh.12.3 million from Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church.
The Nairobi Region President of the Church, Khulumbani Nzetse led the team to Vihiga government headquarters on Friday, where they handed over the medical consignment that included an assortment of N95 face masks, sanitizers, Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), oxygen cylinders, detergents, beds and drip stands among others.
Addressing the press, Nzetse said the donation was in line with the Mission’s doctrine of offering practical solutions to problems bedeviling human life, especially in moments of crisis such as the current Covid-19 pandemic that has since been declared a global disaster by WHO.
The cleric pointed out that the Church of Christ of The Latter Day Saints goes beyond intellectual understanding of the Holy Bible.
“Thus, as a Christian mission we are grateful to partner with Vihiga County in the anti Covid-19 efforts in order to ensure our people are not infected,” said Nzetse, who also urged the county government leadership to ensure proper utilization the medical equipment.
A delighted Governor Dr. Wilber Ottichilo flanked by County Commissioner, Ochilo Oyugi received the medical equipment on behalf of the Vihiga County Covid-19 Emergency Response Committee (VICEREC).
Ottichilo thanked the Church and promised to ensure the medical equipment was properly used.
He appealed to other donors and individual well-wishers to emulate the kind gesture.
“We would be grateful to have more well-wishers joining us in this war,” added Ottichilo, who identified food relief as one of the other urgent needs for residents of the county.
“At end of the fight against the coronavirus my administration will account for every contribution received from various players, including national government agencies, donors and other stakeholders,” promised Ottichilo.
By Maurice Aluda