Thursday, 18 September 2014

KISUMU GIRLS NOW HAVE A REASON TO SMILE AS WOMEN REP NYAMUNGA PARTNERS WITH DONORS TO PROMOTE THEIR EDUCATION.

 BY OMARI AKELLO

KISUMU County women Representative Rose Nyamunga has partnered with an international donor in a programme christened football for water,sanitation and hygiene to offer related rights in an integrated manner in the Kenyan Schools.

Under the programme which will consume sh. 60 million, 54 targeted schools for a just,cohesive and equitable education development in a clean and secure environment as outlined in Kenyan's vision 2030.

Speaking during the launch of the programme at Karanda primary school in Ahero, Nyando district, the women Representative  called for the promotion of girl child education noting that this was the only avenue that will help the group to competitively engage their male counterparts in the job market.



The colourful ceremony also saw the attendance of  SANA international director prof. Adongo and Kisumu County minister for water ,energy and national resources prof. Barrack Abonyo who was the chief guest.

Prof. Abonyo said that his office is currently working on a plan aimed at ensuring that all schools across the county enjoy electricity connection, good sanitation as a way of promoting education.

SANA project has a population of 7000 pupils including 3,600 boys and 3400 girls and according to prof. Adongo the project targeted not only the primary schools but also the host communities.

Some of the beneficiary schools  with completed projects include Wang'anga primary, Oren primary, Karanda primary, Nyomwaro primary all in Nyando district and Ndori primary, Siany primary, Apoko primary, Anding'o primary in the neighbouring Nyakach.




Other schools where the projects are still ongoing are Ngere primary and Alwala primary in Seme as well as Kobura primary and St. Annes primary in Nyando district.

Nyamunga assured that her office will work round the clock in ensuring that girl child  access quality education by offering them full support and promised to donate sanitary towels and shoes to the needy pupils.

The women rep  at the same criticized the move by the County government to relocate traders from the active Oile market in Kisumu .

Nyamunga said the County government could have identified an equivalent ground before pushing the traders out of the City market.

The traders mainly composed of  women joined by their area ward Representative Phillip Edwin Anayo last week engaged anti-riot police in a running battle after they stormed Kisumu County Assembly in protest of what they termed as unlawful relocation.






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