County Government of Lamu

LAMU EAST RESIDENTS LAUD TimamyCare DOOR TO DOOR SCREENING

The County Government of Lamu under the stewardship of H.E Governor Issa Timamy E.G.H, O.G.W remains committed to ensure all Lamu residents have access to preventive, promotive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services at minimum financial burden.

Towards this end, County Government of Lamu Community Health Volunteers have continued to offer services selflessly to communities by doing Action days and Homebased screening of patients with hypertension and diabetes in Lamu East under TimamyCare action plan.

This comes after CHV’s were capacitated and trained on hypertension and diabetes screening, and thereafter given CHV kits. The CHV’s have been screening the vulnerable and the elderly who cannot make their way to County health facilities.

CEC Member for Health Dr. Mohamed Mbarak has commended Governor Timamy for his commitment on ensuring the vulnerable and the elderly Lamu residents who cannot access health facilities get outreach medical services under TimamyCare.

TimamyCare aims at narrowing the gap in morbidity and mortality associated with non-communicable diseases through active case finding and creating special clinic linkage and follow up.

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GOVERNOR TIMAMY HANDS OVER SUPPORTED INNOVATION EQUIPMENT TO VALUE CHAIN ORGANIZATIONS IN LAMU ISLAND

Lamu Governor H.E Issa Timamy E.G.H, O.G.W has this afternoon handed over cooler boxes, freezers, slicing machines among other supported innovations to value chain organization groups in Lamu Island.

The grant was given by County Government of Lamu in partnership with Agricultural Sector Development Support Programme || (ASDSP) and will benefit two groups namely Lamu Fish Processors of Community Interest Group and Lamu Mama Karanga Self-help Group who will be operating from Lamu Fisheries along the seafront in Mkomani Ward, Lamu Island.

Governor Timamy committed to continue supporting community of interest groups to accelerate production by economically empowering them to improve their returns and output that meets the demands of the domestic market.

The ongoing multifaceted value chain innovation support for improved income food and nutrition security aims to increase productivity while creating resilience and assiting them to expand the fisheries enterprise.

The Council of Governors’ Blue Economy Committee Chair further stated that his administration had significantly increased the budget allocation for the fisheries department adding that it will help towards tapping into the blue economy enormous opportunities.

Among the supported innovations that were given included; 4 Cooler boxes, electronic weighing scales, 6 chest freezers, 6 double chest freezers,

gum boots, aprons, vacuum packaging machine, stainless knives, first aid boxes, stainless steel sheet tables, solar lit boxes among others.

The Governor was accompanied by Agriculture CEC Member Hon. James Gichu, Fisheries CEC Member Hon. Faiz Fankupi, County Secretary Amb. Ali Abbas, Chief Officer Kamalu Shariff, Chief of Staff Mr. Abdulnasir M. Issa, Mkomani MCA Shekhuna Abbas, Faza MCA Mohamed Abubakar Simba, Nominated MCA Ahmed Medo, ASDSP || Coordinator Mr. Richard Njuguna, Value Chain Development Officer Md. Beth Mwaringa among others.

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LAMU COUNTY GOVERNMENT THROUGH ASDSP || PROJECT SPUR FOOD AND INCOME SECURITY FOR POULTRY FARMERS IN LAMU EAST

Over 55 Small holder poultry farmers in Faza have today benefited with 1600 indigenous chicken from County Government of Lamu in partnership with Agricultural Sector Development Support Programme || (ASDSP)

The two beneficiary groups Mabrouk Self-help group (Shanga) and Wanati wa Chundwa received indigenous chicken, two incubators and 95 bags of chicken mash as part of boosting poultry farming to unlock the full potential for the sub sector in Lamu.

Speaking during the event at Chundwa, Faza Ward, Lamu Governor H.E. Issa Timamy E.G.H, O.G.W said the project is aimed at promoting food security and rural poverty eradication by providing disposable income opportunities to smallholder agro-pastoral households.

“This programme is designed to empower the youths and women economically and enhance food security in the county.” stated Governor Timamy.

He further urged residents to join groups so that they can benefit from subsequent grants.

On Agriculture, the ANC party leader stated that his Administration had made arrangements to ensure farmers get planting seeds in good time as well as ensure there’s a ploughing tractor in Faza.

Towards mitigation on the existing water crisis in Faza, the Governor said his administration is procuring 3 water boozers where one boozer will be stationed in Faza.

The Governor was accompanied by Agriculture CEC Member Hon. James Gichu, County Secretary Amb. Ali Abbas, Chief of Staff Mr. Abdulnasir M. Issa, ASDSP || Coordinator Mr. Richard Njuguna, Value Chain Development Officer Md. Beth Mwaringa among others.

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FISHER GROUPS RECEIVE MODERN FISHING BOATS TO BOOST FISHING IN LAMU EAST

Two fisher groups from Lamu East have today received a major boost after the County Government of Lamu in partnership with Agricultural Sector Development Support Programme (ASDSP) gave them two fiber fishing boats, outboard engines and fishing gears that will enable them navigate the deep waters.

Speaking during that hand over exercise at Kizingitini, Lamu Governor H.E. Issa Timamy E.G.H, O.G.W his Administration was committed to support fisher groups in an attempt to achieve employment, improving fishers’ welfare, ensuring the sustainability of the sector and encouraging food production.

The two fisher groups namely Kiwayu Tuna Fishers Organization and Kizingitini Fishers Organization

thanked Governor Timamy and the Council of Governors’ Blue Economy Committee Chair for his unrelenting support towards the smallholder fisher groups in Lamu.

Among the fishing gears that were given include

fishing lines, artificial baits, fishing rods, fiber ice boxes, anchor ropes, water proof bags, first aid boxes, gps among others.

In Lamu, ASDSP || supports three value chains that include fisheries (Tuna fish), poultry (Indigenous Chicken) and cashew nut farming.

The Governor is later expected to visit Chundwa where he will give value chain organizations indigenous chicken and incubators.

In attendance was CEC Member Hon. James Gichu, County Secretary Amb. Ali Abbas, Chief of Staff Mr. Abdulnasir M. Issa, Area MCA Hon. Mohammed Abubakar Simba, ASDSP || Coordinator Mr. Richard Njuguna, Value Chain Development Officer Md. Beth Mwaringa among others.

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OVER 350 HUNGER STRICKEN FAMILIES RECEIVE RELIEF FOOD IN MOKOWE AS HUNGER PANGS DEEPEN

Today, Lamu Governor H.E. Issa Timamy E.G.H, O.G.W has flagged off a consignment of 900 bags of rice and 780 bags of beans that will be distributed to the most hunger stricken and vulnerable families in Lamu County.

The relief food which is being distributed by the national government in partnership with County Government of Lamu, will cushion families that are facing starvation from the biting effects of drought that has left thousands of households reel under the pangs of hunger.

Speaking during the distribution exercise in Mokowe where over 350 households received relief food, Governor Timamy said his Administration was working closely with the County Commissioner’s office to ensure the residents receive the right service from them.

“There are no people who belong to the County government while others belong to the national government. We are serving the people of Lamu County as a whole and therefore we have created synergy that will help us yield good results in whatever we do,” Governor Timamy said.

He further added that apart from giving food relief to vulnerable households, they will also be targeting primary and secondary schools.

On the issue of water, the Governor noted that he is working hard to ensure they revive the broken-down desalination plants as part of resolving the water crisis issue in Lamu East.

In attendance was Deputy Governor H.E. Raphael Munyua, Acting County Commissioner Mr. Charles Kitheka, N.D.M.A C.E.O Hared Hassan Adan Lt Col (Rtd), C.E.C.M Agriculture Hon. Jimmy Gichu, C.E.C.M Education Hon. Sebastian Owanga, C.E.C.M Fisheries Hon. Faiz Fankupi County Secretary Amb. Ali Abbas, C.O.S Mr. Abdulnasir M. Issa.

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1,812 households from Kiunga, Kizigitini and Poromoko-Widho are set to benefit from water projects that will be implemented through the County Government and the Royal Danish Embassy.

The assurance came after representatives from the Royal Danish Embassy visited LAWASCO offices for financial monitoring of projects that are financed by Water Sector Trust Fund and Northern Rangeland Trust within the County.

The delegation, received by the County Secretary Amb. Ali Abbas on behalf of the governor.

They commended Lamu County’s plan on implementation of water projects and committed to continue supporting the County on improving water challenges within the County.

In attendance was CECM Water Hon. Tashrifa Mohamed, Managing Director, Lawasco Mr. Salim Issa, Director Engineer Najash, Representatives from Water Trust Funds, and NRT among others.

DROUGHT STRIKEN HOUSEHOLDS FROM LAMU TO RECIEVE RELIEF FOOD

The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) has pledged for humanitarian and development response to the most vulnerable drought striken families in Lamu County that has left many households severely food insecure across Lamu East and West Sub-Counties.

The pledge was made this morning by N.D.M.A C.E.O Hared Hassan Adan Lt Col (Rtd), when he paid a courtesy call on H.E Governor Issa Timamy E.G.H in his office at the County Headquarters in Mokowe.

The drought situation is particularly stark across the county where famine is likely to ravage more vulnerable families if rains fail this season and if humanitarian assistance is not scaled up to reach the most vulnerable populations at the right time.

The food relief exercise which will be undertaken by N.D.M.A in partnership with County Government of Lamu will be flagged off tomorrow (Tuesday). To further mitigate on the drought being experienced, N.D.M.A also committed to donate one desalination plant and will in future partner with County Government of Lamu to set up dams that will provide water for domestic, livestock and irrigation purposes.

In attendance was Chief Officer for Devolution, Disaster Management And Resource Mobilization Mr. Mohamed Kassim, N.D.M.A officers among others.

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A delegation from International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) has this afternoon paid a courtesy call on Lamu Governor H.E. Issa Timamy E.G.H, O.G.W to brief him on a raft of community based research that they have been undertaking in Lamu.

The IPSTC is managed by Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) and conducts training, education and research, informing military, police and civilian personnel in all aspects of peace support operations.

The IPSTC team led by Head of Research Lt.Colonel Mwasaru, took the Governor through their research programs in Maritime Disaster 2020, Food Security 2021 and their upcoming research on Land Mines and Improvised Explosive Devices. The IED research will be undertaken in villages that touch on Boni forest areas across the county.

Governor Timamy appreciated the team for their enormous contribution towards creating a society that is continuously adaptive to the ever-changing security realities and committed to support them towards this noble course.

In attendance was County Government of Lamu Chief of Staff, Mr. Abdulnasir M. Issa, Director Human Resource, Mr. Paul Waluba, Deputy Director Disaster Management Mr. Shee Kupi, IPST officials among others.

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UNDP AND CAF LAUD LAMU COUNTY FOR CONDUCTING A SUCCESSFUL CIVIC PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN LAMU EAST

The County Assembly Forum(CAF) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on Friday paid a courtesy call to the office of Lamu County Secretary to present the progress reports of the ongoing Civic Education Public Participation 2023 Draft Bill which was successfully finalized in lamu East (Kiunga, Kizingitini)

The C.S received the progress reports from the teams and appreciated everyone’s effort in making the program successful. He further lauded the ongoing KDF-Community engagement in Lamu stating that the bill will capture a section on how the County and KDF can partner towards promoting Civic Education in enhancing security and safety in Lamu County.

He further committed the development partners and the great people of Lamu that the bill will be passed at the cabinet once it’s tabled.

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Lamu Governor H.E Issa Timamy, EGH and his entourage from the County Government of Lamu have successfully completed a benchmarking exercise in Vihiga County on the Geospatial Technology Systems (GTS).

The Governor was received by his counterpart H.E. Dr. Wilber Khasilwa Ottichilo.

Lamu now becomes the 26th county to benchmark in Vihiga on how to incorporate Geospatial Technology in governance and resources allocation.

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