County Government of Lamu

GOVERNOR TIMAMY ISSUES OVER SH. 3.9 MILLION SCHOLARSHIPS TO SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN LAMU CENTRAL

A total of 180 students from Lamu Central are happy after the County Government of Lamu awarded them with scholarships worth Sh. 3.9 million.

Speaking at Lamu Girls’ during the official launch of scholarship disbursement cheques where all heads of secondary schools from Lamu Central were invited, Lamu Governor H.E., Issa Timamy EGH, OGW said students who were needy would benefit immensely from the funds by being able to remain in school uninterrupted.

“This life transforming initiative is part of my education agenda. Today we have collectively distributed over Sh. 7 million in Lamu West and Sh. 3.9 million in Lamu central thus contributing a lot to the social development of our County,” reiterated the ANC Party leader.

The Council of Governors Blue Economy Chair further noted that his administration had already disbursed scholarships to Lamu East Sub-County and expressed his commitment towards supporting the education sector across the county since it’s the only way the Government can change the lives of our children and support the dreams of bright but needy students from Lamu. The Governor further committed to the school that he would be reaching out to partners to ensure they help Lamu Girls achieve its key infrastructure developments.

Presently, County Government of Lamu under the stewardship of Governor Timamy is sponsoring 965 students under the scholarship program.

During the disbursement of funds ceremony, the Governor was accompanied by his Deputy H.E Raphael Munyua, CECMs led by Hon. Sebastian Owanga, CoS Mr. Abdulnasir Issa, Chief Officers among others.

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Wizara ya Elimu hii leo, imeandaa warsha ya kuhamasisha vijana ili kujiunga na Chuo cha Kiufundi cha Kizingitini kwa taaluma mbalimbali.

Warsha hii, imefanyika Katika Ukumbi wa Kijamii Wa Pate iliyowaleta pamoja vijana wa Mtangawanda, Pate,Siu,Shangarubu na Shangaishakani,huku warsha iliofanyika Katika Ukumbi wa Kijamii Wa Rasini ikijumuisha vijana wa Tchundwa,Mbwajumwali,Myabogi,Kizingitini na Rasini.

Akizungumza na vijana hao ambao wengi wamekamilisha masomo ya sekondari , Waziri wa Elimu Sebastian Owanga,amewataka vijana kutumia fursa ya kujipatia ujuzi wa kazi za mkono kwenye Chuo hicho cha Kizingitini, kwa kuwa serekali ya mstahiki Gavana Issa Timamy inagharamikia masomo hayo kwa ujumla.

Mafunzo yanayotolewa ni pamoja na ufundi umeme,seremala,ususi na urembo ,ufundi cherehani na ufundi mfereji.

Vijana kadhaa walitumia fursa hiyo na kujisajili baada ya kukamilika kwa warsha hizo huku usajili ukiendelea.

Waliohudhuria warsha hiyo ni pamoja na Afisa mkuu wa Elimu Bi.Afswa Difini, Afisa mratibu wa vijana Mohamed Kassim,Afisa Wa michezo Peter Ndichu miongoni mwa maafisa wengine.

LEVERAGING ON CAREER GUIDANCE & DEVELOPMENT TO ENHANCE LIFE LONG TRANSITIONS & YOUTH EMPLOYABILITY

Lamu Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW has noted lack of professional career guidance as the primary factor contributing to the low transition rates of secondary school students into higher learning institutions.

Speaking during a career talk that was organized for form four leavers and form four students by the County Government of Lamu in partnership with Lamu County Public Service and Mombasa Technical Training Institute, Governor Timamy said lack of advising and mentoring our children is also to blame for the skills deficiency currently being witnessed in the country’s labour market, where there is a mismatch between the skills that employers are looking for and the training and experience that school leavers possess.

“Many young people in Kenya enter the labour market without adequate skills mainly because they were not exposed to proper and professional career guidance from the primary school to university level” added Governor Timamy.

Towards improvement of education infrastructure across the county, Governor Timamy commited to build dormitories in Lamu Girls and Mpeketoni girls, build a library at Mpeketoni boys and offer free revision materials worth Sh. 100,000 across all public secondary schools.

Numerous County Governments in Kenya are paving the way for academic and leadership excellence by offering scholarships to exceptional students who not only shine academically and face financial need but also demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities within their school communities.

The Governor further noted that his administration will continue paving way for academic excellence by offering scholarships to bright and needy students.

In attendance was Lamu County Public Service Board Chair Hon. Abdalla Fadhil, Education CECM Hon. Sebastian Owanga, Health CECM Hon. Dr. Mbarak Bahjaj, CoS Mr. Abdulnasir Issa among others.

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

LAMU GOVERNOR PRESIDES OVER COUNTY TOP STUDENTS PRIZE GIVING DAY AT LAMU BOYS PRIMARY SCHOOL

Lamu Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW on Saturday presided over county wide prize-giving day that was held at Lamu Boys Primary School (Mohamed Bin Fadhil and Mohamed) in Mkomani Ward, Lamu Island.

Governor Timamy awarded prizes to students who recorded a mean grade of B+ and above in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) in 2023 as well as teachers of the leading subjects in KCSE 2023.

The Governor encouraged students to work hard on their studies and aspire to be responsible citizens in a colourful event where 8 students who scored B+ and above were awarded.

Governor Timamy reiterated Lamu County Government’s commitment to ensure access to education for all, saying that the County Government of Lamu will continue giving scholarships and bursaries to all top performers and deserving students across the county.

“My administration has pledged to pay Kenya shillings forty thousands, Ksh 40,000/= in form of scholarship per learner identified through the rigorous but consultative process. Presently, my government has already disbursed scholarships to all form two, three and four continuing students and we will soon be disbursing form one scholarships” said ANC Party Leader and further denoted that the scholarship program had proven to be a great catalyst towards helping to improve the general performance of the whole County.

The Governor was accompanied by his Deputy Raphael Munyua, CECM Education Hon. Sebastian Owanga, CECM Health Hon. Dr. Mbarak Bahjaj, CECM Finance Hon. Mohamed Mbwana, Mkomani MCA Hon. Shekhuna, nominated MCA Hon. Medo among others.

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

HE Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW has today paid a courtesy call on H. E. Arnaud Suquet, Ambassador of France to Kenya at his residence in Nairobi.

The duo discussed areas of cooperation between France and Lamu County which included water, health, ICT, Youth and women empowerment and culture.

The Governor was accompanied by County Secretary Amb. Ali Abbas.

HE Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW has today paid a courtesy call on H. E. Arnaud Suquet, Ambassador of France to Kenya at his residence in Nairobi.

The duo discussed areas of cooperation between France and Lamu County which included water, health, ICT, Youth and women empowerment and culture.

The Governor was accompanied by County Secretary Amb. Ali Abbas.

Lamu Governor Issa Timamy on Wednesday held a consultative meeting with USAID KUZA Chief of Party Mr. Wyane Bright to discuss areas of mutual interest between USAID KUZA and the County Government of Lamu.

The ANC Party Leader and Council of Governors Blue Economy Committee Chair, was accompanied by County Government of Lamu County Secretary Amb. Ali Abbas.

HE Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW on Wednesday held a fruitful meeting with Dr. Shaheen Nilofer,Country Director of UNICEF in Kenya to discuss on areas of possible collaboration with Lamu County.

The meeting which was held in Nairobi delved on various cross cutting issues on health, wash programs, issues of vulnerable and marginalised children.

UNICEF has been supporting Lamu county through the Department of Sanitation in prepositioning and distribution of critical UNICEF supplies to support WASH, Health and Nutrition life saving response.

They also agreed to strengthen their collaboration for the benefit of Lamu residents.

Governor Timamy was accompanied by County Secretary Amb. Ali Abbas.

LAMU & REREC SIGN A MULTIMILLION DEAL FOR ELECTRIFICATION

County Government of Lamu and Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC) have signed a multimillion deal giving a clear direction in regards to electrification of the county and the role that each party will play in this collaboration.

The MoU was signed on Wednesday at Kawi House, South C, Nairobi.

The collaboration partnership which is in a tune of Ksh. 20 million was witnessed by ANC Party leader and Lamu Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW and will see the county Government of Lamu commit a total of 10 million for two sub counties in the current financial year 2023/2024, while REREC will match the funds to a maximum of Ksh. 10 m.

This new collaboration between REREC and Lamu County Government marks the beginning of a transformative journey towards electrifying the remote areas of Lamu County.

Governor Timamy was accompanied by County Secretary Amb. Ali Abbas.

LAMU & WWF STRENGTHENS THEIR PARTNERSHIP

Lamu Governor HE Issa Timamy OGW, EGH on Wednesday visited WWF Headquarters at Karen Nairobi where he held constructive talks with WWF CEO Mr. Mohamed Awer and his team on various interventions of WWF in Lamu County and the forthcoming projects they plan to undertake in Lamu.

Governor Timamy who is in Nairobi on a working tour lauded WWF for their contribution towards establishment of Lamu Emergency Operation Centre, mangrove and nature based solution projects and fisheries within the county.

The Council of Governors’ Blue Economy Committee Chair noted that he was keen on ensuring Lamu preserves its wetland areas and water towers like Lake Kenyatta, lake Moa, sand dunes as well strengthening of BMUs to support dip sea fishing.

The ANC Party leader was accompanied by County Secretary Amb. Ali Abbas.

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