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Governor flags off food aid to needy families

Narok Governor, Samuel Tunai, flagged-off food aid to vulnerable families and people living in drought stricken parts of the County.

The food included 604 (90kgs) bags of green grams, 2400 (25 kgs) bags of rice, 300 (90kgs) bags of beans and 300 (90kgs) bags of maize that will be distributed in four Sub-Counties that are worst hit by the ongoing drought.

The areas to benefit from the food are; Sogoo, Sagamian, Maji moto and Loita wards in Narok South Sub-County, Mara, Ilmotiok, Siana and Naikarra wards in Narok West Sub-County and in Narok East Sub-County, Suswa, Ildamat and Mosiro wards will benefit from the food.

“This countywide programme is one of the many intervention measures following the current ravaging drought that is affecting our county and country at large in a significant way,” he said.

Following last year’s emergence of Covid-19, he said, the whole world suffered economic challenges with many vulnerable families being exposed to serious food insecurity.

The Governor who spoke at the William Ole Ntimama Stadium, observed that the current ravaging drought worsened the situation as many households were left struggling to place a plate of food on the table.

“I have tasked the County technical team from various departments led by the Special Programme Department to carry out an elaborate mapping of the most vulnerable in our society, so that they can benefit from the relief food,” said Tunai.

The second term Governor called on the National Government, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and all other development partners, to continue providing support to the most affected persons in the community.

He reiterated that the County lost too much revenue when Covid-19 struck and the families that depended on tourism for their livelihood, were greatly affected.

On water provision, the Governor observed that children and women are the ones who suffer most during prolonged dry seasons as they walk many kilometers looking for clean drinking water.

He confirmed that plans are underway to buy 10, 000 litre tanks, that will be placed in various villages, where the County water bowsers will help in refilling.

By Ann Salaton

 

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