County Government of Lamu

KPA Chairman General Retired Joseph Kibwana accompanied by Board of Directors yesterday paid a courtesy call on the Lamu County Deputy Governor H.E. Raphael Munywa to discuss on how they can sustain their relationship towards developing the Lamu port.

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LAMU SET TO BENEFIT FROM Sh. 3.5 BILLION GO BLUE GRANT

Lamu County is among the six counties that are set to benefit from Sh. 3.5 billion grant from the European Union to support the Blue Economy projects.

The grant will be coordinated by the Jumuiya ya Kaunti za Pwani (JKP), the regional economic bloc representing  and will include Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Tana River, and Taita Taveta counties respectively.

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PRESIDENTIAL WORKING PARTY ON EDUCATIONAL REFORMS –LAMU COUNTY

The Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms team has today paid a courtesy call to Lamu Deputy Governor, H.E Raphael Munyua in his office, after a two days tour in Lamu to receive views from stakeholders on the implementation of Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).

The taskforce was formed by H.E President William Ruto in September to collect views countrywide on matter relating to education reforms including the new Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC).
The team led by Prof. Laila Abubakar made preliminary engagements with the Deputy Governor and presented their Terms of Reference.

Lamu Deputy Governor commended the work being done by the task force, and added that the views collected will help towards restructuring, implementation and improving the quality of the C.B.C system for the best interests of our children.

“I welcome the opportunity presented to the great people of Lamu to share their views and experiences on the CBC system with the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms with a view of modifying it to conform with the aspirations of all the stakeholders in the sector.” stated the Deputy Governor.

Today, the team is in Lamu West to collect views at Mokowe arid zone where they are meeting various stakeholders.

Also in attendance was Lamu County Commissioner Mr. irungu Macharia among other members of the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms team that included Prof. Hassan Mwakimaleo, Mr. Paul Lilan, Mr. J.K Kaaga, Mr. Sebastian Owanga among others.
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Lamu County Government Communications Office at; communication@lamu.go.ke

SAVING LAKE KENYATTA WATER TOWER

Lamu Governor H.E Issa Timamy has just concluded inspecting Lake Kenyatta critical key water inlets at Pangani, Mukuru and Mugumoini respectively.

The Governor is accompanied by his Deputy H.E Raphael Munyua in a fact finding mission to establish the cause of the shrunk Lake Kenyatta which is the only Lake that has fresh water in Lamu County.

The Governor is now at Lake Kenyatta river bank in a consultative meeting with farmers, herdsmen, fishermen and key stakeholders to discuss on how to conserve and save Lake Kenyatta and thereafter sign an action plan.

Also in attendance is Lamu County Commisoner, Deputy County Commissioner, C.E.M Hon. Paul Thairu HSC, C.E.C.M Dr. Anne Gathoni, Lamu County Chief of Staff among others.

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Lamu County Government Communications Office at; communication@lamu.go.ke

GOVERNOR TIMAMY PROMISES MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO PWDs IN LAMU

Lamu Governor H.E Issa Timamy has promised to double the county budget allocation for persons living with disabilities and create for them more employment opportunities in his administration.
 
Speaking when he attended a Community Based Organization event in Lamu that was giving PWDs wheelchairs to enable move with ease, the Governor said his administration is committed and will ensure all PWDs are treated with dignity and given all opportunities they deserve.
 
Governor Timamy who was accompanied by his Deputy Governor H.E. Raphael Munyua commended the Khairat Community which is a community based organization together with The Accessibility Institute (T.A.I) for donating 13 wheelchairs to different disabled people within Lamu.

“People who are disabled have a role to play in our society and they should be enabled to perform. My administration will work together with them because there is a big potential and we are determined to ensure each and every PWD is given an opportunity in the development of our county,” The Lamu County Governor said.

He further noted there will be a proper identification of PWDs in Lamu that will enable the government to reach them whenever there is government aid or opportunities.

T.A.I General Manager Mr. Suleiman Charo said the commitment made by the governor towards PWDs social protection would go along way towards ensuring their fundamental effective inclusion and active participation in society. T.A.I works in collaboration with the Khairat Foundation to identify and support PWDs and they mainly target the youth (13-30 years) with aid, education and sourcing employment opportunities.

Also in attendance was Lamu County Chief of Staff Mr. Abdulnassir M. Issa, Managing Director DTB Mr. Mohamed Khatib, Khairat Community founder Mr. Abdulrahman Omar among others.

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Lamu County Government Communications Office at; communication@lamu.go.ke

GOVERNOR TIMAMY CONSOLES MBWANJUMWALI FIRE VICTIMS

Lamu Governor H.E. Issa Timamy accompanied by his Deputy H.E. Raphael Munyua is currently at Mbwajumwali village in Lamu East to assess the damage caused by an inferno that razed 8 houses on Saturday 29/10/2022.

The Governor has assured victims that his administration will support them towards rebuilding their lives following last Saturday fire incident that left over 15 families homeless and properties destroyed.

Towards supporting the families the governor gave food supplies and monetary support as part of the support to help the affected families.
“Each of the affected family will receive food supply and Ksh. 50,000, as part of my Governments support towards rebuilding your lives. My administration will enhance the emergency response team as part of the mitigation processes towards such incidents” Governor Timamy said.

The fire is suspected to have been caused by a mentally ill man who threw a burning piece of wood on the roof of one of the houses, resulting to over 8 other houses being gutted down.

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Lamu County Government Communications Office at; communication@lamu.go.ke

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COG Blue economy committee held its inaugural consultative meeting to deliberate on critical issues affecting the blue economy sector with a view to explore challenges and opportunities in the Sector for County Governments.

The committee, Chaired by Lamu Governor H.E Issa Timamy has also elected H.E Dr. Paul Otuoma as its Vice Chair.

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Netherlands Ambassador to Kenya Maarten Brouwer has committed to work with Lamu Governor H.E. Issa Timamy on areas of mutual interest between Lamu and Netherlands.

The Ambassador was speaking when Lamu Governor paid him a courtesy call at the Netherlands Embassy in Nairobi.

Lamu Governor lauded the partnerships they have had with Netherlands and further committed to ensure his administration is keen on establishing a strong base with strategic partners to invest in Lamu County.

The Governor who is in Nairobi for official visit is expected to chair the Council of Governors Blue Economy Committee later in the day.

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For more information contact
Lamu County Government Communications Office at; communication@lamu.go.ke

DANISH GOVERNMENT COMMITS TO SUPPORT LAMU IN IMPLEMENTATION OF WATER AND SANITATION PROJECTS

The Ambassador of Denmark to Kenya H.E. Ole Thonke has given his assurance that the Danish government will continue supporting water and sanitation projects in Lamu county.

Speaking during a courtesy call meeting that was paid on the Ambassador by Lamu Governor H.E Timamy, Ole Thonke emphasized that Lamu has been a strategic partner to Denmark and towards entrenching their partnership the Danish government will continue working with Lamu for the benefit of the people.

Lamu Governor H.E. Issa Timamy lauded the water projects undertaken by the Danish government in Lamu and further noted that their commitment towards supporting Lamu in water and sanitation will help towards mitigation of the impending drought.

The Governor who was accompanied by the County Secretary nominee Amb. Ali Abbas has been meeting key strategic partners in Nairobi to explore possible areas of collaboration in investments and partnerships.

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For more information contact
Lamu County Government Communications Office at; communication@lamu.go.ke

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