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Residents asked to re–activate security portal

The Trans Nzoia Deputy Governor, Dr. Stanley Kenei (far left), receiving a T-shirt from Digifarm trainer, Dennis Maina  during the training of the 100 youths at Boulevard Iroko Hotel in Kitale, on Tuesday February 25, 2020. Photo by KNA
The Trans Nzoia County Commissioner, Samson Ojwang (far left), Sarah Kariuki a trainee of Digifarm from Kiminini, Sub-county receiving a smartphone (centre) and Digifarm trainer, Dennis Maina, (far right), during the training of the 100 youths at Boulevard Iroko Hotel in Kitale town, on Tuesday February 25, 2020. Photo by KNA.
Dennis Maina, the trainer Digifarm (far left) gifting the Trans Nzoia County Commissioner, Samson Ojwang (far right) a T- shirt during the training of youths at Boulevard Iroko hotel in Kitale town, on Tuesday February 25 ,2020. Photo by KNA.

The  Trans  Nzoia County Commissioner (CC), Samson  Ojwang has asked residents to re-activate the Mulika digital communication programme to start volunteering information to security agents.

While speaking to 100 youths recruited by Safaricom on the Digifarm programme at a Kitale hotel on Wednesday, the CC said that the portal was ready for use and all residents are invited to re-activate the portal.

He asked residents to send the word “Trans Nzoia” to 988 to re-activate the digital communication portal for use.

The ‘Mulika uhalifu’ portal is meant to enhance security in the region and also improve service delivery.

“If you have seen that Ojwang is the one not performing his duties well just say my name and don’t say it’s the County Commissioner, it is me not offering expected service delivery,” he said.

The CC said that the portal will improve service delivery at the grassroots as village elders who go against the expectation of residents will be open to scrutiny.

He  said that the communication will be open to the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government, Dr. Fred Matiang’i that will be monitoring everything that goes on in the country.

The Government has reached out to residents through the security portal to improve on security in the region recognizing the fact that security is a stakeholder responsibility.

He  asked youth in the region to form groups that will enable them access subsidized loans to start income generating projects.

Safaricom  intends to recruit over 20,000 small scale farmers that will be offered farm inputs and market for their produce.

Youths who did not have smart phones were issued with the same to facilitate their working with the farmers.

By  Pauline Ikanda/Joseph Kioi

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