The County Government of Kitui on Monday launched plastics and reconstructive surgery workshop in Mwingi in partnership with the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation, Burn Society of Kenya, the Wound Care Society of Kenya and the Ministry of Health.
The one-week activity will see the county benefit from free reconstructive surgeries and healthcare services to disadvantaged children and adults with physical deformities.
Speaking in Mwingi Level 4 Hospital during the launch of the workshop, Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu termed the pact as a big score for the county health sector saying over hundred cases will be corrected.
She lauded the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation for supporting the program noting the treatment is exceptional citing limited surgical expertise, lack of funds for setting up specialized units and low awareness among the general public in counties.
“The disease burden will be reduced significantly through the program, this is a great achievement for all of us,” she said.
On his part, Kalonzo Musyoka said unity of leaders was a bold step towards spurring growth in Ukambani.
He called upon leaders in the county to support mining noting that extracting the vast deposits available would hugely boost the county’s economy.
“My vision is to have this county become the center of mining activities in the country”,he said.
The Ukambani kingpin said his unity with President Kenyatta recently was for the good of the country saying he had no political dispute with the country’s leadership.
Kalonzo added that Wiper was alive and no extension of working relationships with Jubilee could shrink the Ukambani dominating party.
“Wiper is very much alive, in fact, do not be surprised when some Jubilee members join us in future” He said.
Mwingi Central MP Gideon Mulyungi – present in the event – praised the Universal Healthcare programme launched by Governor Charity Ngilu as a relief to many residents who continually access health services without fee.
By Yobesh Onwong’a.