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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.


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.


 

Mandera County Government's department of Early Childhood Development (ECD) today commenced a two-day ECDE teachers training on the new basic education curriculum framework at the Riverside hotel in Mandera town, in an occasion presided over by the Deputy Governor H.E Mohamed Arai.

The rollout and implementation of the new curriculum is informed by; the outcome of extensive stakeholder engagement, a national need assessment study by the Kenya institute of curriculum development (KICD), National Curriculum Reforms conference and a number of bench marking studies carried out in a number of countries.

The framework is aligned to the constitution of Kenya, vision 2030 and the need to harmonise the curriculum with the East African countries' as well as several other policy documents that express the aspirations of the country.

The purpose of basic education curriculum reforms is to provide a comprehensive conceptualization of the basic education in pre primary, primary and secondary education.

Our role as county government is to fully implement the pre-primary education which is a devolved function. This is in addition to supporting other levels of education in line with our manifesto. We believe this will greatly contribute to educational performance through employment of ECDE teachers. This acts as a stop-gap measure to fill the gaps left by the non local teachers who fled the county during the height of terror attacks in 2015 and 2016.

 

 


 

Mandera County Government's department of Early Childhood Development (ECD) today commenced a two-day ECDE teachers training on the new basic education curriculum framework at the Riverside hotel in Mandera town, in an occasion presided over by the Deputy Governor H.E Mohamed Arai.

The rollout and implementation of the new curriculum is informed by; the outcome of extensive stakeholder engagement, a national need assessment study by the Kenya institute of curriculum development (KICD), National Curriculum Reforms conference and a number of bench marking studies carried out in a number of countries.

The framework is aligned to the constitution of Kenya, vision 2030 and the need to harmonise the curriculum with the East African countries' as well as several other policy documents that express the aspirations of the country.

The purpose of basic education curriculum reforms is to provide a comprehensive conceptualization of the basic education in pre primary, primary and secondary education.

Our role as county government is to fully implement the pre-primary education which is a devolved function. This is in addition to supporting other levels of education in line with our manifesto. We believe this will greatly contribute to educational performance through employment of ECDE teachers. This acts as a stop-gap measure to fill the gaps left by the non local teachers who fled the county during the height of terror attacks in 2015 and 2016.

 

 


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