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Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), in partnership with Mandera County Department of Tourism, Energy and Natural Resources distributed 600 seedlings to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Rhamu.

 With support from the USAID's Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), NRC distributed assorted household items to 2,775 IDPs and affected host community members. Through this one time activity, over 30 million shillings was injected into the local economy of the town.

 In a much welcomed approach, the local shops were contracted to supply the items. The county government appreciates the NRC for its support.

CEC Health services Mr. Ahmed Sheikh Mohamed today officially declared a cleaning exercise dubbed “I take responsibility for a cleaner Mandera” open in Mandera town.

The CEC was accompanied by a team of public health officers, Area MCA Feisal Abdinoor among other county officials. He inspected food kiosks at Bus Park and the slaughterhouse where he urged the traders to maintain hygiene while operating their businesses.

The exercise is informed by the outbreak of diarrhea disease following the rainy season.

Mandera county government has embarked on a mission to empower the youth and women`s groups across the county. Speaking at an official opening ceremony of Gurdis women group greenhouse farm in Banisa sub-county, H.E Governor Ali Roba said he was impressed with the farm produce and the effort of the group members with the support of the county government. "My government will provide necessary support to Gurdis and many such groups across the county to help them create an income generating activities," he said. Accompanying the governor in the tour of the expansive sub-county, Agriculture CEC Mrs. Johora Abdi Mohamed added that the county government is providing logistic services, technical and extension officers to advise the farmers on the best input besides monitoring farming activities. The county ministry of agriculture aims to promote crop and vegetable farming among the farmers across the county.

The Governor of Mandera County H.E Governor Ali Roba has pledged to purchase a school bus and construct science laboratory for Wayam Secondary school in Banissa sub-county at a prize giving ceremony. The school had a mean score of 6.20 up from 4.5 in 2012 becoming the second best performing secondary school in the county after Mandera secondary school in the just released KCSE result. The school was at the center of controversy in 2014 when students' unrest caused widespread damage to the school facilities. The school received a grant of Kenyan shillings 2M from the county government following the destruction. The cash was spent on the purchase of office furniture, textbooks and expansion of the staff room. The Governor also presided over the prize giving ceremony at Kiliweheri primary school, which became the second best performing primary school after Elram in Mandera South sub-county. In a bid to improve the students' and pupils` performance, the county government introduced a county wide mock examination for form three and four students in secondary schools and class 7 and 8 pupils in primary schools among other measures put in place. The Governor attended the price giving ceremonies on the first day of his five-day tour to Banissa sub-county.

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