SAFARICOM, LAMU COUNTY PARTNER IN EDUCATION PROJECTS

Governor Fahim Twaha and Safaricom Foundation Trustee, Rita Okuthe this afternoon led a delegation of County leadership in unveiling classrooms and sanitation facilities at Bora Moyo Primary School in Witu Ward.

The infrastructure, supported under Safaricom’s ‘Know and Grow Project’, boasts of 4 modern classrooms, 8 toilets and 100 desks.

Governor Fahim Twaha lauded Safaricom Foundation’s efforts terming the improvement in the infrastructure as a shot in the arm for the ongoing County Government’s efforts to increase retention and improve performance in primary schools in across the county.

While lauding Lamu West MP Hon.Stanley Muthama’s CDF program effortd to build 4 classes in the school in Bora Moyo Primary school to eight, Governor Fahim promised to initiate an electrification project for schools in the next financial year.

Safaricom Foundation Trustee Rita Okuthe congratulated Governor Fahim Twaha for initiating Lamu County Government’s Bursary and Scholarship programs that have ensured needy students get an equal opportunity to education. Ms Okuthe promised to continue partnering with Lamu County Government to improve the education sector.

Present in the event were Safaricom Foundation officials, Witu Ward MCA, Jonathan Baya Mketa, Education CECM Paul Thairu, Health CECM Dr. Ann Gathoni, CECM Public Health
Godana Dae, Witu Ward community leaders and elders among others .

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For more information contact:
Lamu County Government Communications Office at info@lamu.go.ke

SAFARICOM, LAMU COUNTY IN MATERNAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP

A High Dependency Unit (HDU) and New Born Unit (NBU) has been launched today at King Fahd Hospital.

The new Sh. 11 million infrastructure is funded by Safaricom Foundation in line with its nationwide Maternal and Child Health programme whose ambition is to increase access and uptake of quality health services for mothers and newborns.

Launched by Governor Fahim Twaha and Safaricom Foundation’s Trustee Rita Okuthe, alongside a host of County government officials, the newly renovated Unit comprises of eight High Dependency Unit
beds complete with oxygen supply, monitors and New Born Unit(NBU) with four cribs.

Speaking when he officially opened the New Maternity HDU unit, Governor Fahim welcomed the Safaricom Foundation for extending its hand to help Lamu improve its health sector.

“Lamu County is part of the 15 out of the 47 Counties that inherited a weak maternal healthcare system pre-devolution. Equally, health infrastructure financing is capital intensive, and any additional financing from the private sector is welcome as it complements our Health agenda implementation,” said Governor Fahim

Fahim noted that such noble initiatives will not only help reduce neo-natal mortality rate and complications faced by women after birth but help in solving disparities in the quality, accessibility and affordability of healthcare.

Safaricom Foundation Trustee, Rita Okuthe termed the investments as part of Safaricom Foundation’s commitment to reduce maternal and infant mortality in the county saying that the programme will help strengthen the health system to ensure expectant women and infants have access to quality healthcare.

Health CECM Dr. Anne Gathoni lauded Safaricom Foundation for building on previous efforts to increase access to maternal, neonatal and improving infrastructure in the country.

Also present in the event was a delegation of Safaricom Foundation senior officials,
Deputy Governor Abdulhakim Aboud, County’s CECM’s, County Secretary John Mburu among others.

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For more information contact:
Lamu County Government Communications Office at info@lamu.go.ke

MPEKETONI SUB-COUNTY HOSPITAL OPD BLOCK

IN PICTURES : Ongoing construction works of the Outpatient Department (OPD) block at Mpeketoni Sub-County Hospital

The Unit will host the OPD, the Emergency Unit and the ICU and is expected to be complete by December, 2020.

Upon completion, the OPD block, will create dedicated space for different specialist clinics that previously shared space, enhancing better service provision.

This milestone allows the Mpeketoni hospital to fully operate to its elevated status of a Sub-County referral hospital.

Walk with us. Healthcare is on the move!

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Lamu County Government Communications Office at info@lamu.go.ke

LAMU COUNTY MOVES FOR ADDITIONAL SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT

Lamu County Government is equipping its health facilities with additional specialized diagnostic and critical care equipment.

Through the Department of Health, the County has procured Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds to shore up its intensive care infrastructure.

This infrastructure complements the Maternity High Dependency Unit to be commissioned Monday next week 30th November 2020 in Partnership with the Safaricom Foundation .

2 ventilators, a monitor and oxygen cylinders also form part of the new consignment while transport logistics have been beefed up to replenish oxygen supply, as a stop-gap measure, pending acquisition of oxygen plants for Lamu County and Mpeketoni Sub-County Hospitals which awaits the passing of the supplementary budget.

Speaking on the new equipment, Governor Fahim Twaha said: “The County is committed to making significant improvements in the availability and readiness of critical equipment, infrastructure and medical technologies to facilitate service delivery and critical emergency services.”

Part of the equipment is already in the County, with some on the way.

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Lamu County Government Communications Office at info@lamu.go.ke

LAMU ISLAND STREET PAVING PROGRAM

Through the Lands and Infrastructure Department, the streets and roads of the UNESCO accredited heritage site are undergoing a cabro and concrete paving refurbishment.

According to the engineers, the ongoing refurbishment involves stone packing, murraming and concrete surface reinforced with BRC A142 fabric.

GOVERNOR FAHIM TWAHA; DELIVERING THE PROMISE

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Lamu County Government Communications Office at info@lamu.go.ke

KIUNGA WATER PROJECT – ASSESSING THE PROGRESS

A delegation of county officials led by H.E Deputy Governor Abdulhakim Aboud Bwana this Saturday visited Kiunga water station to assess progress of the ongoing water project . The team was received by area Manager Mr. Shali Shamuni who took them through all the components of the ongoing project.

Lamu County Government has purchased and installed a new 5m³/Hr Desalination Plant, with capacity to purify 5,000 liters of water per hour .

This new infrastructure, a headliner of the Kiunga Water Project, complements the existing 2m³/Hr Desalination Plant, that purifies 2,000 liters of water every hour, assuring Kiunga residents of 7,000 litres of clean water discharged every hour.

The complete project, 80% done, will cost Sh.50 million and will further involve:

-The construction of a 15 Km water pipeline,

– Piping and connection of over 573 households,

-Fabrication and installation of 15m high steel elevated tank

– 50m³ Sumptank

– Installation of solar pumping and solar generator for the existing desalination plant

-Construction of ablution blocks

– Sanitation for Kiunga Primary School; 6 number 4 door VIP latrines

Kiunga village which has never had piped water services since independence is a key beneficiary of the Lamu County’s ‘Mai Mekoni’ Water Project in both Lamu West and Lamu East .

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Lamu County Government Communications Office at info@lamu.go.ke

ONGOING: LAMU ISLAND STREET PAVING PROGRAM

Lamu County Government has stepped up its efforts to maintain, improve and beautify Lamu Island.

Through the Lands and Infrastructure Department, the streets and roads of the UNESCO accredited heritage site are undergoing a cabro and concrete paving refurbishment.

According to the engineers, the refurbishment will involve stone packing, murraming and concrete surface reinforced with BRC A142 fabric.

The ongoing refurbishment is prioritised by the state of the street and human traffic, and has earmarked Kashmir, Gardeni, Water Supply Area, Bajuri, Milimani, Police Station, Sea front Main Road, Wiyoni and Lamu Girls among other areas .

The beautification Program has also revived the Island’s street lighting project.

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For more information contact:
Lamu County Government Communications Office at info@lamu.go.ke

ONGOING: SINAMBIO-MIRUJI WATER INFRASTRUCTURE ON COURSE

The Sinambio-Miruji water project in Hongwe Ward, Lamu West is on course.

The Sh 5.2 million water infrastructure which began in October 2020 is 50% complete.

The project entails 8.26km pipeline extension from Sinambio Shopping Centre through Miruji to Jericho.

The project is among Governor Fahim’s flagship water projects under the mega ‘Mai Mekoni’ water project in both Lamu East and Lamu West, which aims to provide accessibility to clean, safe, tapped water for all.


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For more information contact:
Lamu County Government Communications Office at info@lamu.go.ke

ARRIVAL AND INSTALLATION OF KIZINGITINI DESALINATION PLANT

Lamu County Government has finalized the installation of Kizingitini desalination plant that will connect over 4,624 residents with clean tapped water.

The new infrastructure under a headliner of the Kizingitini Mai Mekoni Water Project comprises of ;
-The construction of a 21.21 Km water pipeline
-Piping and connection of over 687 households,
-Fabrication and installation of 15m high, 50m³ elevated steel tank
-Rehabilitation of existing Sumptank
-Desalination plant 5m³
-Solar generator
-Reticulation system
-Sanitation facilities

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For more information contact:
Lamu County Government Communications Office at info@lamu.go.ke

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