Kwale county government has issued 22 motorbikes to public health and community development officers to enhance service delivery at the grassroots level.
Area Deputy Governor (DG) Fatuma Achani while handing over the motorbikes and helmets urged officers to diligently serve the public, value the machines and use them to improve their efficiency in service delivery.
Achani said the motorcycles would address transportation challenges and facilitate the mobility of health mobile teams traversing rural and far-flung areas of the coastal county.
Achani flagged off the motorbikes on behalf of area governor Salim Mvurya during a brief ceremony at the county headquarters in Kwale town on Monday.
12 of them were handed over to public health workers while the remaining ten were given to community development officers based at the sub-counties liaising with local communities in implementing community development programmes.
“Let us make use of this mobile mode of transportation to serve wananchi,” she said, adding that the county is committed to serving the people and transforming their lives.
The DG said the motorbikes provided to the health workers are ‘designed to bring healthcare closer to the people’.
Achani said the motorcycles would ease the movement of the health workers involved in contact tracing for infectious disease outbreaks like the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, the County’s Communications Director Daniel Nyassy says some unscrupulous characters have taken to social media to malign the name of the DG through fabricated lies and malicious posts purporting that she has announced a running mate for the gubernatorial race in 2022.
Nyassy said the social media posts doing the rounds claimed that Achani has settled for Chirema Kombo, MCA Samburu-Chengoni Ward in Kinango sub-county, as her running mate.
“The post is mere rumuor, has no basis, is unfounded, unfortunate, malicious, and a pack of falsehoods. We ask residents to ignore and disregard it assuring you that when the right time comes, you will be adequately involved and informed on who will be the DG’s running mate,” he said.
He said the DG enjoys a good working relationship with the governor and is currently focused to work with him to deliver on their promises made to the residents in the 2017 general elections.
“We urge our opponents to seek better ways in the process of vying for the seat, as mere propaganda peddled on social media will not work,” he said.
By Hussein Abdullahi