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Mandera County’s Ministry of Education today received state of the art mechanical technology engineering equipment worth one hundred and twenty million shillings (120 million) from national government’s ministry of education. The government has so far equipped seventy technical training institutions (TTIs) across the country. Over the next 5 months, the government will embark on training personnel on the use and maintenance of the equipment.

Built by the Mandera county government, Mandera Technical Training Institute has so far admitted 284 students who are pursuing electrical, wielding and fabrication, secretarial, human resource management and accounting courses among others studying under the full sponsorship of the county government. In this financial year, Governor Roba’s administration has budgeted Ten million shillings full sponsorship for students who will be joining MTTI.

While receiving the donation, Mandera County Chief Officer for Education Mr. Abdi Mohamed immensely appreciated the effort of the national government in complementing the county’s development efforts and strategies to plug the gaps in capacity building among the youth. He stated the donation would go a long way in upgrading skills and abilities of our youth.
Equipping youth for the job market is a critical intervention that will help strengthen the County’s education and skills base, supporting the transition towards a modern market-based economy and promoting inclusive growth and job creation. In particular, it will advance national and county aspirations for the technical, vocational education and training (TVET) aimed at effectively meeting Mandera’s evolving workforce needs.
The multi-million donation from the government is expected to boost technical training and equip the students with the current technology skills.

Through devolution, Mandera County is witnessing rapid transformation. The county government has strategically invested in tertiary institutions with target to churn out skilled group of locals to fit its unique circumstances with a Teacher’s Training College to bridge the gaps occasioned by teachers who fled on grounds of terror fears and extreme weather. The college, which was established in May 2016, for a start admitted 47 holiday-based students in August the same year. In September 2016, the college witnessed significant improvement and admitted 55 regular students. Later in 2017, the number of student gradually improved with 26 more students joining under the full sponsorship of Mandera County Government.
While handing over the equipment Mr. Samuel Kiptoo from Directorate of TVET, Ministry of Education said the donation of the equipment is under the Kenya-China Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Project accompanying him was immediate former Director TVET, Mr.Bahir Mursal.

The event was also graced by the Deputy County Commissioner Mandera East Mr. Lawrence Omondi, County Assembly Majority Leader Hon. Abdi Adan, Minority Leader Hon. Jimale Abdi, Chairman of the County Assembly Education committee Yakub Eymoi and senior county government officials.

County Government equips newly constructed maternity

Saturday, 11 August 2018 13:57 Written by

Mandera County government has now equipped the newly constructed State of the art maternity which boasts of a modern new born unit, a delivery unit and a theatre among other sections.

Some of the equipment in the state of the art maternity unit are; Baby Incubators, resuscitators, modern delivery beds, oxygen concentrator, sunction machine, patient monitors and vital sign monitors.

These equipment will go a long way in ensuring that mothers and new born babies get ultra modern services at the facility.

The twin accident and emergency centers and maternity wings at the Mandera referral and Elwak sub-county hospitals will be officially opened soon

The Mandera County Ministry of Trade, Cooperative and Industrialisation today commissioned the Mandera Town Miraa market fencing project.

The county gave the tender of the project to women drawn from all the communities living in Mandera County. This is part of the County Government’s strategy to surpass the 30% reservation for the youth, women and disabled groups’ access to government tenders.

The miraa market fencing project is aimed at instilling order and hygiene at the market to curb disease, crime, illegal drug dealing and drug abuse. The ministry is also planning to put up better structures to help the miraa traders do their business in a decent and conducive environment.

The female contractors were urged to deliver quality work since the fence wall borders the seasonal water way(laga) on the rear side.

The event was officiated by H. E the Deputy Governor Hon Mohamed Arai and accompanied by Hassannoor Adan -Ag. County Chief Officer Trade, Mr.Abdi Ali - Governor’s Spokesman, Mohamed Adan-County Chief Officer Cohesion, Ibrahim Ahmed-Director Trade, Habiba Ali -Director Press Services among other senior County staff and Mandera County OCS Mr. Albert Kipchumba from the security side.

The Ministry has finalised the process of operationalising the County Trade Development Fund and the County Cooperative Development Fund which will be disbursed in the next financial year InshaAllah.

Under the able leadership of H. E Governor Capt. Ali Roba, the County Government plans to facelift the major towns in Mandera County to modern urban centres and plans are at the final stage to upgrade Mandera town to a Municipality.

Once the Municipality status is established, residents will have a bigger say in town management and planning through enhanced community participation.

The DG, in his speech to the women traders in the market, allayed the rumors peddled by detractors that the Mandera miraa market is being grabbed by private developers. The miraa traders were enthusiastic about the County’s initiative and expressed their gratitude for the ‘by women, for women’ project.

Mandera County's Ministry of Youth Gender and Social service in collaboration with department of Sports and Culture today officially launched the Governor's Football tournament in an event presided over by the Deputy Governor H.E Mohamed Arai. The tournament which was held at Geneva sports ground kicked off with a friendly match between Bulla Mpya and Geneva football clubs.

As a government, we understand the crucial role played by sports in our society, we embrace the belief that through sports we can break barriers and enhance the spirit of togetherness and peaceful coexistence amongst all the communities in Mandera County. We believe a lot of vices such as violent extremism and drug and substance abuse can significantly be tackled by engaging the youth in sports through integration of physical and mental health. We also take it upon ourselves as the county administration to promote our our local talents by giving them the necessary support.

Also Present during the ceremony were the Ag. CEC Ministry of Youth Gender and Social services Mr. Abdiaziz Sheikh. Ma'ad along with the CCO Education Sports and Culture/ Ag.CCO Ministry of Youth Gender and Social Mr. Abdi M. Ali.

Mandera County Department of Health Services today held a planning meeting with partners engaged in child immunization.

The meeting which was held in Red Sea Hotel in Mandera was officially opened by County Secretary Mr. Okash Adan and in attendance were the County assembly health committee chairman, Hon.Shaaban and Principal administrator Office of the Governor, Alikheyr Mohamed.

Participants were drawn from private practioners with local privately owned immunizing facilities, local implementing partners, Mandera county Ministry of health and KANCO with a sub-recipient Kenya Redcross Society.

The objective of the meeting was to deliberate on the provision of improved access and utilization of immunization services in the County through public education and advocacy activities right from the County policymaking level to household decision making.

Mandera is among 16 counties with low immunization coverage. The major reason for this relatively low coverage is the nomadic lifestyle of a significant percentage of households in the county, presenting challenges of indequate sensitization and access to formal health facilities.

The meeting provided an avenue for information sharing between players in the immunization sector and harmonization of targets in line with the national and county immunization objectives. Lastly, an immunization plan for the next four months was generated and the target numbers increased. The different partners agreed to double their efforts to ensure every child in the county is immunized.

Mandera County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions as per the constitution of Kenya 2010 under Articles 176 and County Government Act No 17 of 2012.

Mandera County Government today received a team from Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) to explore partnerships.

The team was received by H.E The Governor and  discussed the possible establishment of disease control center and research, the first in North eastern Kenya.

The population from Somalia and Ethiopia look up to Mandera for all their healthcare solutions yet Mandera county has no capacity to conduct pre-emptive cross border surveillance.

The construction of a regional research center would therefore go a long way in finding long term solutions for the population of Mandera and those from across the border.

The County Government of Mandera immensely appreciates the positive gesture by KEMRI to have a base here and will provide equal commitment and support in making this program a success InshaAllah.

Mandera County government delegation graced the 9th session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) on implementing the "New Urban Agenda" hosted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia that was concluded today.

Governor Ali Ibrahim Roba joined his counterparts Stephen Sang (Nandi county), Patrick Khaemba (Transzoia county), Jackson Mandago (Usain Ngishu county), Lee Kinyanjui (Nakuru county), Ferdinand Waititu (Kiambu county), Kiraitu Murungi (Meru county), Stanley Kiptis (Baringo county) and the chairman of Council of Governors Josphat Nanok of Turkana County who is also leading the Kenyan delegates to the conference.

The New Urban Agenda lays out the vision for future cities based on the science of urban development providing tools in crucial areas.

Mandera Lands CEC Adan Hussein, Chief Officer Finance Alinoor Mohamed and Deputy head of Inter-governmental and donor relations, Susan Gichuhi, are also attending the conference.

The forum gathers a wide range of experts who presented best practices on a range of thematic issues related to the new urban agenda.

Participants at the Forum include national, regional and local governments, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, professionals, research institutions and academies, professionals, private sector, development finance institutions, foundations, media and United Nations organizations and other international agencies.

The delegation from Mandera will purpose to replicate the best practices and policies learned here back home.


Mandera County Deputy Governor H.E Mohamed Arai, today opened a stakeholder security awareness meeting that brought together national counter-terrorism officials, county security team, political leaders and non state actors to discuss lasting solutions for the security challenges facing the county. The workshop was moderated by the Mandera County Commissioner, Mr. Kutswa Olaka.

The Deputy Governor stated that the Mandera County Government has played an important role in countering terrorist attacks through sustained provision of funds to facilitate Kenya Police Reservists (KPRs) to guard vulnerable towns and villages from terrorist attacks.

The newly appointed Agriculture PS, Prof. Hamadi Boga, argued that such a stakeholder security awareness and consultation workshop for Mandera was long overdue and that similar efforts have borne fruits in Kwale County.

MCAs who were at the event unanimously agreed to offer political goodwill to the implementation sound counter-terrorism measures in the County. The workshop will continue for the next two days and culminate into the drawing up of a broad-based multi-stakeholder resolution.

The Mandera County Government remains committed to advocating for and supporting measures to secure our borders and people.

Flash floods affect crop production in Mandera County

Saturday, 17 March 2018 06:13 Written by

Mandera County was/is greatly affected by the flash floods which occurred in early March this year. The flood caused a lot of crop damage which has immensely impacted on the livelihood of the communities living in Mandera North, Banisa , Mandera East and Lafey sub-counties where irrigation is practiced.

According to an assessment undertaken by Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation on the flood phenomenon, the total cost of damage is estimated at Ksh 114,791,115. The floods has brought farming activities to a near standstill, a situation which is expected to remain the same for the next thirty(30) days or even longer (April -June 2018). Late this week, the Ministry of Agriculture ,Livestock and Fisheries received an Engineer from National Irrigation Board (NIB) and the Contractor who was awarded Shantoley flood control project by the Board.

Together with senior staff from the ministry, the team visited one of the affected farms in Rhamu (Mandera North) where there is breakpoint to assess the flood situation. As an intervention measure, the national government earlier contracted for the construction of a dyke (A stretch of 500 meters) to control the breakpoint. Due to the urgency, the contractor was asked to complete the construction of the dyke before April/ May flash floods.

The situation is expected to affect the general food security situation in the county. So far, 932 ha of assorted food crops and horticultural crops was damaged, 833 MT of maize and 116.5 MT of cow peas have been destroyed at harvesting. It will also take a while before the flood waters recede, the farmers therefore requested Governor Roba's government to distribute relief food for the next 3 to 6 months. An issue the county intends to take up.

The farmers in Rhamu immensely appreciated the intervention effort by the county and the national government.

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