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Feeding programme for nursery school children kicks off

Over 2, 000 early childhood development education learners in West Alego ward will benefit from a feeding programme, courtesy of Siaya county government.

The West Alego ward member of the county assembly, Felix Okumu, said the programme will benefit 2,100 pupils from all the 28 public ECDE centres in the ward.

Speaking during the kick off of the programme at Sidok primary school in Uranga division,  Okumu said the county government, through his office, will avail the food stuff to be used by the benefiting institutions.

“Each school will get rice, beans, maize, sugar and cooking oil,” said the MCA.

He said the programme will cost the devolved government shs1 million during the current financial year and will be conducted every term.

The MCA called on the ECDE managers to ensure prudent use of the foodstuff, warning that those found pilfering them will face the law.

Sidok primary school ECDE teacher, Millicent Ouma welcomed the programme, saying it will help enhance children’s performance.

By Philip Onyango

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