ONGOING CONSTRUCTION OF MPEKETONI SUB-COUNTY HOSPITAL OPD BLOCK

Ongoing construction of the Outpatient Department (OPD) block at Mpeketoni Sub-County Hospital.

The Unit will host the OPD, the Emergency Unit, ICU and will also create dedicated space for different specialist clinics that previously shared space thus enhanced better service provision.

The project which was initiated by Governor Fahim Twaha, allows Mpeketoni hospital to fully operate to its elevated status of a Sub-County referral hospital.

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

ONGOING:KIZINGITINI WATER SUPPLY

Lamu Water and Sanitation Company(LAWASCO) Ag. Managing Director Paul Wainaina has today led a team of County engineers to
inspect and test the steel Elevated tank, Desalination plant and part of the reticulation system of the Kizingitini Water Project and household connections, ahead of its launch.

The Kizingitini Water Project is 80% complete and comprise of:

-The construction of a 21.21 Km water pipeline, which is 80% done

-Piping and connection of over 687 households, 80% done.

-Fabrication and installation of 15m high, 50m³ elevated steel tank, 98% done.

-Rehabilitation of existing Sumptank, 50% done.

-Desalination plant 5m³, 100% done.

-Solar generator, 100% done.

-Sanitation facilities, 100% done.

On its launch, the Kizingitini Water Project is projected to provide approximately 687 Kizingitini households and 4,624 residents access to clean tapped water, a historic first.

The Kizingitini Water Station, Co-funded by the National Government through Water Sector Trust Fund and the County Government of Lamu, will also serve the neighboring villages of Mbwajumwali and Mnyabogi.The pipeline construction in these villages is already underway.

Later in February 2021, H.E Governor Fahim Twaha is scheduled to host a delegation of Senior Officials from the Ministry of Water led by the CS Cicily Kariuki, Danish Ambassador to Kenya H.E Ambassador Ole Thonke and CEO Water Sector Trust Fund, Ismail Fahmy Shaiye for an inspection tour of the historic project in Kizingitini Village.

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

SMALLHOLDER AND PASTORAL FARMERS BENEFIT FROM IMPROVED LIVESTOCK BREEDS

Lamu County Government in collaboration with Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) has today handed over improved breeds of 39 goats and 20 heads of cattle to Tujimudu Farmers Group from Mokowe and Baghdad FADC Group from Hindi, in Hindi Ward.

With the new breeds, it is expected that the Groups will transform their communities through livestock sector’s contribution to sustainable agriculture.

While addressing the Group’s members at Mokowe and Hindi, Lamu County’s Chief of Staff Mohamed Bute, Chief Guest, urged the two Groups to preserve the livestock for prosperity and not seek short-term benefits.

He added that Lamu County is committed to fulfil its KCSAP partnership mandate for the benefit of its smallholder and pastoral communities, in line with it’s agricultural agenda.

Lamu County is among the 24 Counties earmarked to benefit from the KCSAP project, a Government of Kenya project jointly supported by the World Bank, which aims to increase agricultural productivity and enhance resilience to climate change risks in select targeted smallholder farming and pastoral communities in Kenya.

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

UNDERWAY; EFFORTS TO PREVENT SECOND WAVE OF DESSERT LOCUSTS IN LAMU

Lamu County government in partnership with the National Government and FAO has intensified the spraying of hatched desert locusts in Lamu County. This follows intensive research to predict breeding areas that may have been missed by ground monitoring in November last year . These areas could become sources of new swarms if not sprayed.

The spraying control activities target the destructive nymphs that have hatched from the eggs laid by the adults that invaded Lamu in November and December last year in Faza, parts of Basuba, Bahari, Hongwe, Hindi, Mkunumbi and Witu wards.

According to Lamu Governor Fahim Twaha, the county government of Lamu will continue working with the National Government and FAO to ensure the unprecedented danger posed by the desert locusts to the food supply and livelihoods of thousands of people is eliminated.

Late last year, CS Agriculture Hon. Peter Munya launched Lamu County locust control team and assured farming communities that the government had put solid measures that would effectively protect them from losses.

He further assured counties that the national government would support and complement counties’ efforts to contain the locust by providing resources, expertise and manpower to bolster containment measures.

Lamu County has a contingent of trained personnel who are working with NYS, KDF and other stage holders in ensuring the exercise is a success.

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

UNDERWAY; EFFORTS TO PREVENT SECOND WAVE OF DESSERT LOCUSTS IN LAMU

Lamu County government in partnership with the National Government and FAO has intensified the spraying of hatched desert locusts in Lamu County. This follows intensive research to predict breeding areas that may have been missed by ground monitoring in November last year . These areas could become sources of new swarms if not sprayed.

The spraying control activities target the destructive nymphs that have hatched from the eggs laid by the adults that invaded Lamu in November and December last year in Faza, parts of Basuba, Bahari, Hongwe, Hindi, Mkunumbi and Witu wards.

According to Lamu Governor Fahim Twaha, the county government of Lamu will continue working with the National Government and FAO to ensure the unprecedented danger posed by the desert locusts to the food supply and livelihoods of thousands of people is eliminated.

Late last year, CS Agriculture Hon. Peter Munya launched Lamu County locust control team and assured farming communities that the government had put solid measures that would effectively protect them from losses.

He further assured counties that the national government would support and complement counties’ efforts to contain the locust by providing resources, expertise and manpower to bolster containment measures.

Lamu County has a contingent of trained personnel who are working with NYS, KDF and other stage holders in ensuring the exercise is a success.

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

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MPEKETONI OPD CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION

Governor Fahim Twaha today made an impromptu inspection tour of the ongoing construction works of the Outpatient Department (OPD) block at Mpeketoni Sub-County Hospital .

Upon completion, the OPD block, will fundamentally allow the Mpeketoni hospital to fully operate to its elevated status of a Sub-County referral hospital.

And for the first time in the history of Mpeketoni health care journey, different specialist clinics that previously shared space will now have their own dedicated clinics with adequate space for better service provision .

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

NOMINATION: GOVERNOR FAHIM NOMINATES SEASONED SHELA SON FOR PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD POSITION

Lamu County Governor Fahim Twaha has nominated Abdalla Mohamed Abdalla Fadhil,from Shela Ward, to be the new Chairman of Lamu County’s Public Service Board.

Announced via a public notice issued by Lamu’s County Secretary John Mburu, Mr. Mohamed’s nomination now awaits vetting and approval by the Lamu County Assembly.

Speaking after the announcement, Governor Fahim described Mr. Mohamed as a “stellar scholar and astute leader” with “unyielding loyalty to the people of Lamu” and “with the requisite capabilities to steer and transform the Lamu County public service into an integrated modernized outfit.

“The 53 year-old Mr. Mohamed is currently pursuing a PhD in Strategic Management at the University of Nairobi (UoN) and a Masters Degree in Governance and Ethics at Mount Kenya University. He holds an MBA in Operations, a Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy and International Studies, and a Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of Nairobi.

Mr. Mohamed brings a wealth of experience from the Public Sector, Private Sector and Community and Social Service.

Mr. Mohamed held a decade-long career as a Councilor for Shella Ward between 1992-2002 and served as a two-time Chairman of Lamu County Council between 1993 to 2000. He was at one time a Director at Kenya Ports Authority(KRA) between 2001-4 and a Chairman, Lamu Port Stakeholders’ Steering Committee (LPSSC).

He has held various leadership portfolios in the private sector, and patroned education and social welfare groups championing various causes.

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For more information contact:

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

NEW YEAR, NEW BEGINNING, NEW HOPE !

The year 2020 may have ended in difficulties but together, we managed to turn it into a year of solutions.

We made efforts to make our society more socially and economically stable: a functioning health insurance plan for households; a life-changing education scholarship program, a transformative water project; a historical land reforms program, the first enterprise fund for the disabled, youth and women; infrastructure building and enabling agriculture, among others.

Thank you all for walking with us. We will double these efforts in 2021.I wish you a peaceful, safe and better 2021.

H. E Fahim Twaha

Governor Lamu County

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