The national government needs to be decisive in even as the country digs into reserves to clip the rising cases of the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago, it is time the national government makes critical decisions that will safeguard the country.
Mandago’s call comes even as the government is yet to “lockdown gates” into the country and with the cases of the Covid – 19 virus jumping to 25, according to Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe’s Tuesday evening briefing.
But speaking at the county headquarters, Mandago said: “I also want to tell (the) national government that it is time we become a little bit
decisive in the actions we are taking.”
It will defeat all-purpose and efforts for (Kenyans) to struggle with prevention measures and then we continue receiving flights from countries that have had catastrophic infections rates, putting into jeopardy our systems,” said the Governor.
Already, South Africa has ordered a total lockdown and neighbouring Uganda already having locked its territories to avoid traffic in and outside President Yoweri Museveni-led nation.
The decision to ban flights, he said, “will be helpful in taming cases of the global pandemic then the country will bounce back to build its economy.”
Mandago was speaking on Tuesday as he received hand sanitizing donations from Nia Cosmetics, a company headquartered in Eldoret, that
is manufacturing sanitization products.
The Governor also asked the government to waive taxes for the manufacture of hand sanitizers, saying the much-needed efforts to tame the rising
cases of the virus should bring everyone on board.
My appeal to the government is to start considering waiving taxes for hand sanitizers so that it becomes more affordable.”
“This even we understand that the government is putting in measures to safeguard the economy and at the same time ensuring our business people do not make losses.”
Health Executive Everlyne Rotich disclosed that Uasin Gishu County has put five people under forced quarantine at the Kamalel Isolation Centre. The suspects were from Qatar.