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Meru Community donates 1.5 tons of food

The Meru business community residing in Isiolo County has donated 1.5 tons of cereals that will be distributed to the residents through the County Emergency Response committee on Covid-19.
Speaking while handing over the foodstuff to the emergency committee, Meru business community led by their chairman Mr. Kimaita Machuguma said that the community donated the food so as to cushion the needy that are affected by the Covid-19 challenges.
Mr. Machuguma said that several businesses had collapsed due the challenges facing the country owing to the pandemic hence the need for help. The food donation comprised maize, maize flour and cooking oil.
He urged more volunteers to come on board and support the needy at this time when the coronavirus pandemic has affected the residents’ livelihoods.
Speaking while receiving the food Isiolo Deputy County Commissioner Mr. Mohamed Maow said that the government was ready to take any form of donation through the County emergency committee.
Mr. Maow said that government relief would continue normally and assured area people that monthly ration would be distributed in the first two weeks of every month.
He added that Covid-19 subcommittee would identify the areas where people are mostly affected so that the food could be distributed accordingly.
He also appealed to the local politicians to channel their donation through the committee to avoid internal conflict.
Isiolo County Secretary Dr. Ahmed Galgallo represented the governor Dr. Mohamed Kuti.
He commended the Meru Community for their generosity and appealed to local business communities to chip in and assist the needy.
Dr. Galgallo said the county government would continue with relief distribution.
By Abduba Mamo

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