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County Government provides relief food to drought affected residents

Isiolo County government has procured and distributed 10 tons of relief food to drought affected residents in all the 10 wards.
Isiolo governor Dr. Mohamed Kuti said that despite the little budget allocation from the national treasury, the county government would provide food to its people.
The county boss said that all the 10 wards would be supplied food according to its population and warned the residents against selling the provisions in the market since it was meant to alleviate the intensity of the prevailing drought.
He made the remarks while flagging off four trucks that were destined to various centres with food to benefit the deserving cases only.
“My officers will be on the lookout and stern action will be taken against the ones out to sell the food aid to unscrupulous cereals traders in the local markets,” he warned.
He added that his administration would in February provide 1000 bags of 90 kg beans, 7, 230 bags of 25 kg rice, 2, 000 bales of maize flour, and 500 cartons of vegetable oil.
Dr. Kuti said that County Assembly committee on water and his office mobilized and got Sh100 million from Water Service Trust Fund to repair and purchase spare parts for all local boreholes.
The governor said that water trucking to villages, health centres and schools would soon start since boreholes and other water sources had dried up.
Dr. Kuti was accompanied by four MCAs, County Executive for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Mr. Mohamud Hajj, County Secretary Dr. Ahmed Galgalo and other senior county officers.
The county coordinator for National Drought Management Authority Mr. Lordman Lekalkuli said that over 50, 000 people were in need of relief food and the number might increase.
He said most affected areas were Chari, Sericho, and Oldonyiro where local people depended on livestock products but they were forced to depend on relief food due to the drought.
By Abduba Mamo

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