The Borabu Constituency MP, Ben Momanyi has issued over 50 lap top computers to ICT hubs within the constituency to enable students continue with their studies while at home due to Covid 19 pandemic.
During a handing over ceremony at his Matutu home in Borabu constituency on Monday, Momanyi said students from poor backgrounds have greatly been disadvantaged during this pandemic as they are not able to undertake online studies due to lack of equipment and networks and called for the ICT hubs to be immediately operationalized.
“Studies for students from poor backgrounds stalled immediately learning institutions were closed indefinitely due to Coronavirus attack in our country, even though studies have been ongoing via online platforms and since I want them to be at same level on matters education with other privileged students, I have decided to operationalize the ICT hubs,” the MP said.
“I have issued a total of 52 laptop computers which will be installed in ICT hubs in all the 4 wards within my constituency with free Wi-Fi internet to enable students undertake their virtual class studies, research and submit assignments swiftly,” the legislator confirmed.
Momanyi hinted that the ICT Cabinet Secretary will soon visit the area to officially launch the ICT hub in Borabu constituency so that it will help youths and other groups of people in accessing all information they require freely, instead of paying expensively for the same services at cyber cafes.
At the same time, selected schools from the Constituency received Sh. 6 million for infrastructure development from the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NGCDF) kitty to enable them comply with covid-19 operation regulations before schools open in 2021.
The MP further gave out water tanks of 10,000 litres capacity to schools faced with water shortage challenges during prolonged dry spells in the region, including 240 thermo guns to all churches to enable worshippers in his constituency reopen their churches and resume worship services.
“My Constituency committee will be distributing water tanks and disbursement of development funds until all the targeted institutions have received what they were allocated,” assured Momanyi.
The legislator urged residents to strictly adhere to the government directive on preventive measures of contracting coronavirus because the rate of daily infections is alarming,” he advised.
By Deborah Bochere/Dan Nyamanga