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County government donate facemask to inmates

The county government of Garissa through the area vocational training center has donated over 3,000 face masks to Garissa main prison and the County Department of urban services.
Education chief officer Mohamed Gure who presided over the exercise Saturday said the center embarked on production of face masks following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s appeal to such institutions to join in the war against Covid-19.
“This donation is part of a wider exercise by the county administration to cushion the most vulnerable members of our society,” Gure said.
“On the same breath I want to urge our business community, individuals and other institutions to join us in the war against this highly infectious disease,” he added.
Gure said that the distribution exercise which begun with the IDP camps has now been extended to institutions vulnerable to the pandemic.
The chief officer said the training centre has so far donated over 10,000 masks sub-locations and locations at the sub-county level through the local chiefs.
Urban services chief officer for Abdullahi Osman who received the face masks on behalf of his department said that the same will be allocated mainly to those staff in the town cleaning and cabbage collection sections.
North Eastern regional prisons commander Gacheru Kamore and officer in charge of Garissa main prison Abdiwelly Hassan received the masks on behalf of the region and the main prison respectively.
Kamore thanked Garissa governor Ali Korane’s administration for supporting correctional facilities across the region following other various donations among them foodstuff towards the war against the Covid-19.
He said the face masks donated will also be share with prisons in Wajir and Mandera counties.
By Jacob Songok

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