In a collaboration aimed at developing Disaster Response Bill, West Pokot County Government has embarked on a benchmarking mission to the County Government of Lamu. Led by the West Pokot Deputy Governor Robert Komolle and County Executive Committee Members, the delegation sought to gain valuable insights from the Department of Disaster Response Management on how they developed their DRM Act as well as the disaster coordination at the Emergency Operation Center.

Speaking at Mokowe Emergency Operation Center on Tuesday afternoon, West Pokot Deputy Governor commended County Government of Lamu for it’s prudent management of resources, especially the setting up of Emergency Command Center which acts as a dispatch centre for the county’s multi agency Disaster Response Team.

“We came to Lamu after it was honored for it’s outstanding disaster response team. We have noted the remarkable achievements the county has made after developing their DRM Act and we are here to learn so that when we go back home to develop a West Pokot DRM bill” he said.

Speaking while representing Governor Issa Timamy, Education CECM Hon. Sebastian Owanga expressed the delegation and emphasized the importance of knowledge sharing and collaboration between the two counties.

The delegation that will be in Lamu for four days, will also tour Lamu’s Geographic Information System (GIS), County Assembly and the Lamu Port.

The team was hosted by the Office of the Governor led by Chief of Staff Mr. Abdulnasir Issa, Disaster Management Chief Officer Mr. Kassim Mohamed and Disaster Director Mr. Mbarak. Also in attendance was USAID-KUZA representative.


For more information contact:

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