County Government of Lamu

Idara ya Afya kaunti ya Lamu itashirikiana na washikadau mbalimbali ili kufanikisha Mpango wa Utunzi wa Afya ya msingi almaarufu kama Primary Health Care ulioanzishwa na Serekali ya Kitaifa chini ya Kauli mbiyu Afya yetu jukumu letu.

Kulingana na Naibu Mkurugenzi wa Afya humu nchini ambaye pia ni msimamizi Wa Kitengo cha Utunzi wa Afya Msingi, Daktari Salim Ali Hussein, amesema kwamba mpango huu unalenga kuwezesha kufikia lengo la kupeana huduma kwa wote.

Pia mpango huu, utawezesha kukinga Na kupunguza magonjwa na vifo vinavyotokana na magonjwa ya kuambukiza.

Aidha Daktari Hussein, ametioa wito kwa washikadau kushirikiana ili kufanikisha mpango huu wa kupeleka afya mashinani.

Gavana wa Lamu Issa Timamy, mapema mwaka huu alizindua huduma ya kutibu watu mashinani ambao inafahamika Kama “Timamy Care” Chini ya Kauli mbiyu Afya mashinani,Afya majumbani.

Lamu County Opens ICT Centre In Mkunumbi

Residents of Mkunumbi ward have a reason to smile following the handing over of a newly refurbished ICT centre at Mkunumbi Ward Administrator’s office.

The ICT centre was launched this morning by Lamu Governor H.E Issa Timamy EGH, OGW and will benefit the youth and community in the area.

The ICT center is first among the eight that Governor Timamy promised to establish in each ward in an ambitious project to spur digital transformation across the county.

Speaking during the handover ceremony at Mkunumbi, Governor Timamy said the centre would complement his Administration agenda to revolutionize the use of technology.

“We want to create a digital infrastructure where youth can be trained to acquire the requisite ICT skills, access job opportunities and give them the prerequisite exposure to the digital world. ICT is not just an enabler but also an economic accelerator, especially for the unemployed youth” said Governor Timamy.

The Governor is in Mkunumbi ward to inspect and launch Government projects and is accompanied by all CECMs, Chief of Staff, Chief Officers among other county officials.

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For more information contact communication office at communication@lamu.go.ke

Joy For Mkunumbi Residents As Governor Timamy Opens Newly Renovated Maternity Unit

It was a joyful day for Mkunumbi ward residents as Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW opened the newly renovated and fully equipped Mkunumbi dispensary maternity unit.

Speaking at Mkunumbi Dispensary, Governor Timamy said that the opening of the maternity unit was a great milestone in his administration’s quest to enhance the provision of primary healthcare for the county residents.

“By renovating this dispensary that was constructed in 2017 and was neglected, is a sign of commitment to our quest to enhance access to healthcare and save our people from traveling long distances in search of healthcare services which in turn saves them money and time to attend to other socio economic activities”, Governor Timamy said.

The Governor further noted the dispensary which has a capacity for 2 delivery beds will serve expectant women within the dispensary catchment area including Mkunumbi, Koreni and Bahati Njema who previously had to travel to Mpeketoni for the service. Last year the dispensaries recorded 125 anti-natal clinic visits with zero delivery from the facility.

Governor Timamy is in Mkunumbi ward to inspect and launch County Government projects and is accompanied by all members of his cabinet, Chief of Staff Dr. Abdulnasir Issa, Chief Officers among other county officials.

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communication@lamu.go.ke

Lamu Governor H.E Issa Timamy, has this morning commissioned the Mkunumbi cabro paving.

The Governor is in Mkunumbi to inspect and launch county government projects and was accompanied by all CECM members, Chief Officers, Chief of Staff among others.

LAMU COUNTY COMMENCES REGISTRATION OF FARMERS

H.E Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW has officially launched the County Government of Lamu profiling and mapping of farmers, agro-input suppliers and grain stockists at Lake Kenyatta Agricultural Training Center (ATC)

The exercise which will be undertaken in the next 30 days is geared towards enabling the County Government to know household based farmers, design interventions that support them, develop appropriate advisory services and implement County Government pledges.

Speaking during the launch on Thursday afternoon at ATC, Governor Timamy said the database will capture the total number of farmers with their geographical distribution and enable the County to develop appropriate policies as well as other development interventions and support.

“This initiative is key in planning for all government projects and programmes such as farm inputs and going foward the department of Agriculture shall be able to plan adequately since we will know the exact number of farmers and their needs. I also urge data collectors to provide accurate information regarding the profile of farmers” stated Governor Timamy.

The data will be collected through ODK collect platform and KIAMIS (Kenya Integrated Agricultural Management Information System) an integrated web platform developed to support the registration of farmers in the different agricultural value chains.

In attendance was Deputy Governor H.E Raphael Munyua, Agriculture CECM Hon. James Gichu, Chief of Staff Mr. Abdulnasir Issa, County Project Coordinator Mr. Stephen Mbuvi, Agriculture Director Mr. James Njoroge among others.

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

Lamu Port & The County Seeks To Attract More Investment At The Sea Port

LAPSSET Board Chair, Hon. Ali Menza Mbogo together with a delegation from LAPSSET has this morning paid a courtesy call on H.E Governor Issa Timmay EGH, OGW to discuss on areas of cooperation and partnership towards realization of the LAPSSET corridor projects in the County.

Among key issues discussed included the cargo evacuation route from Lamu to Moyale and the success story of the arrival of the World Food Programme consignment that was brought by MV Swan from Djibouti which has made the port viable to distribute food aid to Ethiopia, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and other East and Central African regions.

Governor Timamy lauded the Lamu port management for having been aptly able to achieve great milestone of a seamless cargo evacuation from the port of Lamu and subsequent transportation through the LAPSSET corridor.

“This is an indication that the grandiose Port of Lamu port is fully open for and will catapult Lamu and Kenya into the league of key global transshipment and commercial maritime hubs” Stated Governor Timamy.

Other issues discussed included partnerships and collaborations, harmonizing of planning documents as well as planning on the possibility of holding a major investment conference between LAPSSET and the County Givernment of Lamu.

LAPSSET remains to be a crucial Kenya Vision 2030 flagship project and is expected to transform regional economies through increased trade, integration and inter-connectivity spanning South Sudan and landlocked Ethiopia.

In attendance was Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat Director General Mr. Kenneth Mwige, LAPSSET Director General, Mr. Stephen Ikua, Lapsset Regional Manager Mr. Salim Bunu among others.

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

LAMU & COASTAL COUNTIES TO TAP INTO BLUE ECONOMY OPPORTUNITIES

Lamu Governor, H.E Issa Timamy EGH, OGW has this evening joined CS for Blue Economy Hon. Salim Mvurya, PS Shadrack Mwadime and Netherlands Deputy Ambassador Joris Van Bommel to discuss on how Coastal Counties can tap into blue economy resources to transform the lives of Kenyans.

Speaking in Mombasa during the Dutch Trade Mission themed Blue Economy, Council of Governors’ Blue Economy Committee Chair H.E Issa Timamy, emphasized on his commitment towards ensuring blue economy plays an integral role towards creating employment opportunities terming it an economic game changer for this coastal counties.

Among other key issues that were discussed unclude;

1. How to tap into blue economy to spur economic growth and produce resources such as energy and food.

2. Development of a green infrastructure in coastal counties to help preserve biodiversity.

3. Adopting innovation in blue economy without threatening our water bodies.

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For more information contact:

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

MARKET DRIVEN COURSES SECURES MOKOWE VTC STRONG LINKS COLLABORATION

Lamu Governor H.E Issa Timamy EGH, OGW has remained committed to ensure Mokowe Vocational Training Center is among the 6 VTCs from Lamu County that offers marketable and demand driven courses that emphatically impact the students and the community.

Towards this end building strong collaboration networks, the Center has managed to secure a tender to make school uniforms for Bahati Njema Primary school, a sign of confidence in our institutions endeavor to empower the youth with the necessary skills they require to be independent and accomplished professionals in society.

According to Education CECM Hon. Sebastian Owanga, the task is being undertaken by Fashion and Design class who have undergone rigorous training to become competent tailors /dressmakers equipped with knowledge, skills and attitudes in dressmaking, tailoring, pattern drafting and garment fashion design.

Mokowe VTC led by their Principal and Instructors Ms. Mercy Ndaru has thanked the County Government of Lamu under the leadership of H.E Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW for his continued support to VTCs by waivering tuition fees and offering free learning materials.

This achievement is in line with Governor Timamy VTCs transformation agenda towards ensuring VTCs get enough free learning materials and progressive recruitment of qualified instructors which enable our trainees be adroit with hands on experience and acquire market driven courses.

Strong links between institutional leadership, teacher motivation, student well-being, teaching and learning quality together with building collaboration networks with multiple organisations are among the far-reaching reforms being implemented by Governor Timamy in the VTC reforms to ensure they remain free for young people to learn and gain the technical skills they need in today’s employment market.

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For more information contact:

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

LAMU COUNTY DISBURSES OVER Sh. 30 MILLION IN BURSARIES

Lamu Governor H.E Issa Timamy EGH, OGW has today disbursed Ksh. 30,724,615 in bursaries that will benefit over 2,500 students studying within the Lamu County for boarding and day schooling within Lamu County.

The Governor disbursed the cheques today at Lamu County Headquarters when he hosted over 23 Secondary School Principals from Lamu West to deliberate on ways to improve the education standards and improve students’ performance.

The Governor committed to funding education for all deserving students who get a score of 250 or higher, as well as providing readily accessible bursaries to all boarders and dayscholars in all 10 wards across the county, without discrimination or bias.

“My Administration is dedicated to ensure 100% transition from Primary to Secondary school through the full scholarship program for outstanding students and the Bursary program for all. Currently over 2,700 students are reaping the benefits of the full scholarship program and over 2900 benefiting from bursaries.” stated Governor Timamy.

In attendance was Deputy Governor H.E Raphael Munyua, CEC Member for Education Hon. Sebastian Owanga, TSC County Director, County Director of Education, Bursary and Scholarship Board Chair among others.

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For more information contact:

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

Lamu County To Launch Comprehensive Farmer’s Registration, Mapping and Profilling 2023

County Government of Lamu is set to roll out a countywide farmer’s registration, mapping and profiling 2023.

According to the Department of Agriculture, the department is currently training enumerators who will visit farmers involved in crop, livestock, tree and fish farming across the county for data collection that will be done through the KIAMIS system.

Speaking at the official opening of enumerators training at Mpeketoni ATC, CEC Member for Agriculture Hon. James Gichu underscored the importance of the excercise citing the County Government of Lamu has good intentions for farmers in Lamu, because when they access the data they are able to cater to the farmers’ needs which will improve the county’s production rate.

“According to Governor Timamy’s Agricultural development agenda, the data collected will help to improve government, ensure farmer’s have appreciated the technology, map opportunities atound them and also give directions on how to manage the agricultural sector” stated Hon. Gichu.

The registration exercise shall be done between 21st sept and 21st October 2023

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For more information contact communications office at; communication@lamu.go.ke

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