County Government of Lamu

HONGWE SPECIAL SCHOOL RECEIVE ASSORTED FOOD STUFF FROM GOVERNOR TIMAMY

Lamu Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW on Thursday donated assorted food stuffs to Hongwe Special Integrated Primary school where he spent quality time with pupils and encouraged them during the visit.

The Governor committed on ensuring that all children of school-age, regardless of being physically or mentally challenged are entitled to inclusive and equitable quality basic education in order to achieve a better future.

Speaking at the school where he also delivered a fence chain that he had promised the school, the Governor urged learners with special needs not to allow their disabilities to deprive them of self-confidence in attaining a better future.

“My Administration will not leave any child behind and will continue to promote a basic learning opportunity for all, including the children with special needs,” said Governor Timamy.

Towards supporting the school, the Governor further committed to donate 50 learning desks as part of his administration’s unwavering commitment to building a more inclusive and equitable society in Lamu.

In attendance were, County Secretary Amb. Ali Abbas, CECM Education Hon. Sebastian Owanga, CECM Agriculture Hon. James Gichu, Education Chief Officer Md. Hafswa Difini, TSC Director Md. Riziki Daido among others.

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

GOVERNOR TIMAMY ATTENDS THE LAUNCH OF KUSPII AT STATEHOUSE, NAIROBI

Lamu Governor HE Issa Timamy EGH on Tuesday attended the launch of Sh. 46.2 billion Kenya Urban Support Program II at State House Nairobi.

The launch which was presided over by President William Ruto is spearheaded by the government of Kenya with support from the World Bank and is designed to fortify urban institutions’ capacities, thereby enhancing the delivery and resilience of urban infrastructure and services.

Lamu which is among the 45 beneficiary counties with one municipality, will establish more inclusive and resilient urban services and infrastructure, improved private sector engagement and improved integrated development.

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

KMTC SIGNS MoU WITH LAMU COUNTY TO BOOST HEALTH SERVICES IN THE COUNTY

Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC), through the intervention of Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with KMTC outlining modalities of engagement between the two institutions to enhance health services delivery in the County.

The MoU which will enable the college to enroll 800 medical students this september, encompasses;

1. Enhancing training of health professionals by introducing more courses like; Nursing, Clinical Medicine & Orthopedics/Trauma Courses.

2. The new Mokowe hospital to become the County Orthopedics & trauma centre, Modern eye unit and maternity where KMTC students will be offered attachment at the facility, King Fahd and Mpeketoni hospitals respectively.

3. Medical students will get to use the new Mokowe Hospital facility for learning purposes while the Department of Health leverages on the arrangement to boost human capacity.

Speaking during the signing in Nairobi, Governor Issa Timamy hailed the move as one that would greatly benefit the county.

“KMTC is critical in supporting the County Government to equip their health facilities with the requisite human resource and my government will work with the College to boost medical training and enable the success of President William Ruto to achieve the Universal Health Care agenda” the Governor said.

He further thanked KMTC for having awarded six scholarships to Lamu students and are currently pursuing their courses at different campuses.

The scholarships were awarded under the Beyond Zero project following the Governor’s intervention.

Echoing the Governor’s sentiments, Health CECM Dr. Mbarak Bahjaj underscored the importance of the MoU towards giving an opportunity for the County and the institute to work together to enhance the delivery of its mandate in training and research.

KMTC CEO, Dr.Kelly Oluoch assured the Governor that the MoU will cement their working relationship and ensure that they are all doing their part to achieve the objective of strengthening the health systems in Lamu County.

KMTC Chairperson Joseah K Cheruiyot and KMTC Board Members also witnessed the signing.

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

Idara ya Elimu Vijana,Jinsia Huduma za jamii na Michezo, imeandaa mkutano wa wadau wa sekta ya Michezo kutoka kila wodi ili kutathmini hali ya Michezo pamoja na changamoto zilizopo.

Ukosefu wa viwanja bora pamoja na malumbano ya uongozi zimetajwa kama kati ya changamoto zinazoregesha nyuma sekta mzima ya Michezo.

Akizungumza Na wadau katika mkutano huo, Waziri wa Elimu, Vijana, Jinsia, Huduma za jamii na Michezo Sebastian Owanga, amemuamuru Mkurugenzi wa Michezo Bw. Peter Ndichu, kuunda sajili ya klabu zote za Michezo zilizopo katika Kaunti ya Lamu pamoja na wanachama wake kabla ya tarehe I Juli mwaka huu .

Aidha, Bw. Owanga amesema, ili Michezo kuimarika katika Kaunti hii, lazima Sheria ya Kaunti ya Michezo ya mwaka 2018 itumike ipasavyo.

“Tafadhali tusaidiyani kuweka nidhamu kwenye Michezo, Na sheria hii itasaidia pakubwa katika kulainisha mambo kadhaa” Waziri huo aliongezea.

Waliokuwepo ni pamoja na Afisa mkuu wa Michezo Bi. Hafswa Difini pamoja na Afisa wa Michezo Abubakar Basalama.

GOVERNOR TIMAMY SPEARHEADS A MULTI-AGENCY EMERGENCY RESPONSE MEETING AS CYCLONE HIDAYA LOOMS

Lamu Governor H.E Issa Timamy EGH, OGW has warned Lamu residents in preparation for the imminent arrival of Cyclone Hidaya which is set to make landfall in Tanzania and Kenya coastal towns.

Speaking when he chaired a high-level multi-agency meeting at Lamu County Headquarters on Friday, Governor Timamy gave his administrations resounding commitment to ensure there is no loss of lives in the event the cyclone hits Lamu.

“We have had an intensive discussion spanning a wide spectrum of critical topics, encompassing evacuation protocols, resource allocation, infrastructure resilience and communication strategies. We stand united in our commitment to protecting our citizens,” affirmed the Governor.

The cyclone’s trajectory suggests Tanzania will bear the brunt of its force, but there are concerns that some parts of coastal Kenya including Lamu may also experience it’s wrath.

Following these concerns, Governor Timamy has activated the County Emergency Operation Center that will dispatch public communication to ensure that until Monday next week commercial boats will not carry passengers to their capacity, boat passengers must all wear life jackets while travelling between Lamu and Lamu East stands cancelled indefinetly until next week.

The ANC party leader also noted that the meeting had agreed that fishermen should sieze all fishing activities until next week when the cyclone ends.

Cyclone Hidaya is expected to result in heavy rainfall, large waves and strong winds that could affect activities for all those who live along the the Indian Ocean.

In attendance was National Government representatives led by Acting Lamu County Commissioner Lamu Mr. Charles Kitheka, Lamu County Police Commander William Samoei, Kenya Coast Guard, Kenya Red Cross, KMA Manager, CECM Fisheries, Blue Economy, Livestock and Cooperatives Development Faiz Fankupi, Lamu County Chief of Staff Mr. Abdulnasir Issa, Devolution and Disaster Management Chief Officer Mr. Kassim Mohamed among others.

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

H.E GOVERNOR ISSA TIMAMY RECEIVE UPDATES FROM THE FISHERMEN COMPENSATION TASKFORCE

4,734 fisher folk who lost their fishing grounds following the construction of the Port of Lamu are to receive approximately KSh. 1.7 Billion as their compensation once all fishermen append their signatures in agreement of the compensation.

Speaking when hosting a stakeholders meeting at the Lamu County Headquarters, Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW noted that out of 4,167 who have been, verified and cleared by EACC only 3,935 fishermen had signed their compensation agreement with the remaining 232 yet to append their signatures and they haven’t showed up yet.

The Governor tasked the Department of Fisheries to physically contact the remaining individual fisher folk to append their signature to the agreement.

The Governor further noted that the fishermen will receive 65% in cash from the Government as the first phase of the compensation with the remaining 35% of the total amount set aside for sustainability of fisheries activities will be used to buy modern fishing equipment to enable them access deep sea fishing to maximise the exploitation without interfering with the stocks and help them transition from semi-scale to semi-commercial and gradually to commercial basis.

The Governor once again directed the taskforce to fast track the exercise so that the fishermen get their compensation soonest.

In attendance was Deputy Governor HE Raphael Munyua, CECM Fisheries Hon. Faiz Fankupi, Chief of Staff Mr. Abdulnasir Issa, LAPSSET Regional Manager Salim Bunu,Principle operation officer Lamu port Mr Abdishukri Osman, lawyers from all agencies, representatives from the National Government, EACC, AG office, and National Government Representatives led by Acting County Commissioner Mr. Charles Kitheka among others.

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

HANDING OVER OF CONSTRUCTION OF COUNTY HEADQUARTERS FROM STATE DEPARTMENT FOR PUBLIC WORKS TO LAMU, NYANDARUA, THARAKA NITHI, ISIOLO & TANA RIVER COUNTIES

Lamu Deputy Governor HE Raphael Munyua has on Thursday represented Governor Issa Timamy at the official handing over of construction of County Headquarters from the State Department for Public Works to Lamu County in Nairobi.

Lamu, Nyandarua, Tharaka Nithi, Isiolo and Tana River counties did not inherit adequate facilities that could accommodate the new administration at the onset of devolution, and their construction is at different levels of completion.

The allocation for the construction of the county headquarters is intended to promote devolution by ensuring that the counties have the appropriate infrastructure necessary to perform their respective functions.

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

GOVERNOR TIMAMY COMMISSIONS Sh. 58 MILLION MPEKETONI MARKET

Mpeketoni traders have something to smile about after Lamu Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW on Friday officially opened Mpeketoni Modern Market to bolster trade and support small-scale enterprises in Lamu West Sub-county.

The new market which has a capacity to accommodate over 250 traders was constructed through the Department of Tourism, Culture, Trade and Investment and also incorporates a perimeter wall, ablution block, cabro paving and construction of the market to Jua Kali cabro access road..

Speaking in Mpeketoni during the official opening event, Governor Timamy said his administration would continue to engage in projects that will improve the lives of the residents.

“My agenda was to set up a modern market and help traders carry out their economic activities in a conducive environment. My administration further gives two month tax grace period to all traders to enable them stabilize” said Governor Timamy.

Mama Judith, a trader in the market, said she is hopeful her fortunes will be transformed by the new market. She added that the traders had been suffering from dust and scorching sunlight because the market place was exposed.

MCAs led by Bahari Ward representative Hon. Francis Gakonga committed to support Governor Timamy towards achieving his development agenda.

In attendance was Deputy Governor HE Raphael Munyua, CS Abbas, CoS Abdulnasir Issa, Trade CECM Hon. Aisha Miraj, Education CECM Hon. Sebastian Owanga, CECM Finance Hon. Mohamed Mbwana, Agriculture CECM Hon. James Gichu, Trade Chief Officer Md. Joyce Murimi, Infrastructure Chief Officer Mr. Alex Jimbi, Bahari, Mkunumbi and Hongwe Ward administrators.

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

GOVERNOR TIMAMY GRACES MPEKETONI AGRI-BUSINESS FARMERS FIELD DAY IN BAHARI WARD, LAMU COUNTY

Lamu Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW, on Saturday graced the Farmers Field Day at Mpeketoni Agricultural Training Center where entrepreneurs, industry professionals and farmers come together to exchange ideas, expand businesses, and share knowledge and technologies that can drive sustainable growth in the agri-sector of Lamu County.

Speaking during the event, Lamu Governor said the forum served as a platform for showcasing, networking, knowledge and innovations in the agriculture industry to unlock the county agricultural potential which encapsulates the focus on exploring the vast untapped opportunities and sustainable practices that can revolutionise Lamu’s agricultural sector and connect the county to global agribusiness.

“After going through different demonstration farms, I urge our farmer’s to take advantage of the appropriate technology and market linkages showcased here to unlock Lamu’s agricultural potential” Stated Governor Timamy

Governor Timamy also underscored his administration commitment towards wooing investors noting that cotton ginning and a cashewnut processing plant investors are on site towards setting up their plants in Hindi and Bahari ward’s respectively.

Towards promoting Agriculture and supporting famers, the Governor announced that his administration had revised the subsided ploughing services from Sh. 2,500 to 2,250 per acre against the commercial rate if over Sh. 3,500 per acre to enable more farmers benefit from the subsidy.

Deputy Governor HE Raphael Munyua commited to support Governor Timamy towards empowering and harnessing the power of the farmer’s and leveraging on technology towards cultivating a brighter pivotal role played by famers in agriculture and shaping the future of farming in Lamu.

Agriculture CECM Hon. James Gichu said the field day served as a platform for knowledge sharing for policymakers, industry leaders towards innovative farming techniques, data-driven agriculture, best practices for sustainable agriculture, financing, and investment opportunities among others.

In attendance was County Secretary Ambassador Ali Abbas, CECMs, Chief Officer’s, Directors among other county officials.

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For more information contact:

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

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