Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) doing charitable work in Narok County will enjoy free game rides and accommodation at the famous Maasai Mara Game reserve.
Narok Governor Samuel Ole Tunai said the organizations have helped in improving the living standards of the residents.
“We should also appreciate the effort that these donors are doing for our people because they do not charge us anything yet they are transforming the economy of this county,” said Tunai.
Tunai who spoke at Motony area in Narok West Sub County Monday during women groups’ funds drive, asked the beneficiaries to use the monies wisely to improve their earnings.
“When we empower women, the whole society benefits because a woman will take care of her children and husband. That is why my leadership has prioritized empowering women to buy dairy cows, goats and sheep that they can milk and sell milk to the community as well as boosting their nutrition,” he said.
Senior Advisor ‘We’ organization Ms. Kim Plewes thanked Tunai for the offer saying it would go a long way in enabling partnerships linkages with the donors and Kenyan communities to change livelihoods.
“Yes we have built the schools but it is because you, the community brought water from the rivers and allowed your children to come to school, otherwise our work would be in vain,” said Ms. Plewes.
Ms. Plewes who hails from Canada also lauded the county government for giving them the necessary support and allowing them to work with the locals to improve their livelihood.
Residents of Motony area also thanked the NGOs for working with the locals to improve their livelihood saying their lives have changed because of the donors.
“Our children have benefited from the many schools non-governmental organizations have built in this area. Most of our children who complete form four have joined colleges built by the organizations and we are so grateful,” said Mara Ward Member of County Assembly Tipapa Ole Kirokor.
In the 2018/2019 financial year budget, the county government estimated to get Sh805m grants from donors.
By Ann Salaton