Health Services County Executive Dr Sam Kotut has hinted at the construction of mental health unit in the County to manage the emotional, psychological, and social well-being of the residents which has resulted in socio-dysfunctional status.
Mental health affects how we think, feel, and act, how we handle stress and make healthy choices in our daily lives,” says Dr Kotut.
He also said there is a need to find lasting solutions in society by identifying the root causes of alcohol and substance abuse which has affected the livelihoods of many people.
Promotive and Preventive Health Chief Officer, Mrs Joyce Sang, said they will work to empower the community as well as address the alcohol and drug abuse menace by developing policies and programs for the assistance of staff and the residents in the County.
Our aim is to ensure everyone’s life has changed especially the youth and women who have always fallen into addiction because of the socio-economic challenges,” says Sang.
Acting Director of Alcoholic Drinks Control Board, Koiya Arap Maiyo, said that the board is mandated with regulating the production, distribution, selling, licensing, compliance, outreach and rehabilitation.
As a Board, we are mandated with regulating the number of the liquor outlets and this year the multi-agency team licenced the compliant outlets which met the regulations and revamp Moiben rehabilitation centre as we work on empowerment programs,”says Koiya.
Acting Director of Planning and Administration Dr Sarah Kipkulei took the team through the role of the County Government in alcohol and drug regulations.
On her part, ADCB chairperson Josephine Tarus pledged their commitment to ensuring the Department meets its objectives of regulating the alcohol business.
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