Women governors hit the ground rolling with social programmes

Joyce Laboso, the governor Bomet County. She is among the three women elected as governors during the August polls. They are currently engaged in an array of activities to restore confidence in leadership.  
Picture: Courtesy- KBC
Joyce Laboso, the governor Bomet County. She is among the three women elected as governors during the August polls. They are currently engaged in an array of activities to restore confidence in leadership. Picture: Courtesy- KBC

The newly elected women governors have hit the ground running to restore confidence in the electorate.

Both Bomet and Kitui governors have announced plans to embark on programmes that target women and children.

In Bomet County, Governor Joyce Laboso has launched a major clean up exercise and announced plans to relocate the major dumpsite in Bomet town on health and environmental grounds.

Donning a dust court, dust mask and gloves and with a spade, she led residents in a clean-up exercise announcing that the environmental task should
send a strong message that waste management would be given a priority.

“My administration is committed to ensuring that public health and environmental laws are implemented to the letter to make Bomet town and the County in general habitable and attractive to investors,” said Laboso.

Environmental cleanliness is key in any community and especially because it is children and women who become the worst culprits of the losses brought about by environmentally unfriendly areas.

Funding

On the other hand, Kitui governor Charity Ngilu has secured funding to revive 60 dispensaries and hire nurses for the institutions within the next one month. An international non-profit health organizations linked to United States, John Hopkins University Jhpiego will also support a package to employ 60 nurses in the County.

The package comes with four new mobile clinics in a programme which according to Governor Ngilu will ease access to basic health services for thousands of Kitui residents especially in rural areas.

It is notable that Ngilu was that first in securing
a meeting with the director of the organization Dr Mildred Mudany in Nairobi.

Despite the services they provided to the people, the dispensaries had been closed during the watch of the immediate former governor of Kitui County Julius Malombe.

In assuring more support to health projects in Kitui, Mudany said the organisation was honoured to work with Ngilu to improve the health of women and families in the County.

Ngilu still comes as number one in using her past experience and international networks for the benefit of the County. She already held meetings with United States Ambassador Mr Robert Godec and
professional technical experts from American organizations just days after taking over the governorship.

Some of the areas in the county that are already setting ground work for partnership include energy, health, water, agriculture and democracy.

Ngilu has also had a meeting with Kenya Red Cross Secretary General Abbass Gullet. The Kenya Red Cross Society has offered to donate certified seeds to farmers in the county for the November planting season and the rehabilitation of 107 boreholes.