Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya has urged residents across the county to strictly follow directives by the State Department of Health on combatting the spread of the coronavirus disease.
Addressing the media at the County Headquarters in Kwale after meeting a delegation from Kenya Secondary School Heads Association – Kwale Branch, Governor Mvurya said everyone has a responsibility in fighting the pandemic.
He said that though the Covid-19 pandemic has greatly affected the county’s economy, his government has put in place adequate response measures among them setting up special isolation and quarantine centers, and training of enough healthcare personnel to properly handle reported coronavirus cases.
“We currently have quarantine centers in every Sub County, and isolation centers at Kwale, Samburu, Kinango, Lunga Lunga and Msambweni hospitals with a combined capacity of 340 beds,” he said.
The Governor also assured that his government will continue investing in the health sector to make sure that the people of Kwale county enjoy quality, affordable and easily accessible healthcare services.
On matters education, Governor Mvurya vowed to work closely with all the stakeholders including School Heads to ensure the county’s ‘Elimu Ni Sasa’ initiative is a success.
Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (KESSHA) Kwale Branch Chairperson Mrs. Hellen Machuka who is the Principal of Matuga Girls High School, applauded Governor Mvurya for his exemplary leadership.
“The Elimu Ni Sasa initiative by the county government has helped many schools in Kwale, and it has elevated not only the education standards, but also development standards in the county,” she added.
The KESSHA – Kwale delegation that paid a courtesy call to the Governor in his office also donated water tanks, soaps and sanitizers to the county government of Kwale with an aim of boosting efforts to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Other KESSHA members present were Kwale High School Principal Michael Mutua, Mvindeni Secondary School Principal Kibui John, Franz Joseph Principal Ms. Eunice Kiaye and Tiwi Girls Secondary School Principal Ms. Rachel Gachimo.
County government officials present were County Executive Committee Members Mangale Chiforomodo (Education), Francis Gwama (Health Services), Chief Officer Juma Nzao (PSA) and Chief of Staff Rodgers Chimega.