Uasin Gishu Governor has urged Kenyan scientists and institutions to develop homegrown solutions to Kenya’s challenges. The county boss spoke, on Tuesday, at the county headquarters when he flagged of foodstuff, hand washing tanks, soap and other donations collected over the last two months.
As we have seen from this (COVID -19) pandemic, we need to challenge ourselves, the scientists, research institutions and enterprises to develop our own solutions”, Mandago said.
The Governor said that the ban on travel has compelled Kenya to look inwards for answers a trend that should continue. Mandago also thanked various well-wishers who gave donations towards the fight against Coronavirus Pandemic.
We urge our farmers to come out and donate more food especially cereals for the sake of our people in urban areas especially those who depend on casual labor because they are totally grounded. My administration will account for every donation”, he added.
Uasin Gishu County Government has on Tuesday distributed the first batch of donations that will help cushion the less fortunate around the county.
Speaking during the event, Deputy Governor Daniel chemo thanked residents for adhering to government directives.
The distribution exercise will be done through the office of the county commissioner together with the Kenya Red Cross Society and regulated by the county department of devolution.
The batch consists of foodstuff, sanitizing materials and equipment, facemasks among other items.
Those present during the flag-off were CS Edwin Bett, CEC Devolution Barnabas TARUS, CEC Health Ms Evelyn Rotich, CEC Education Joseph Kurgat, CO for Agriculture Julius Rotich. Also present were representatives from the Office of County Commissioner Mr Mohammed Mwaboza and Soy Sub-county Commissioner Mr Bule.