Ruto’s office, NDMA laud Governor Ahmed’s handling of the drought situation in Wajir
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WAJIR—The Office of the President has commended Wajir County government’s efforts to mitigate drought that caused the deaths of thousands of livestock and disruption of livelihoods.
Administrative Officer at the Office of the President Michael Ololtuaa said that whereas the national government has been distributing relief food to all parts of Wajir county, the devolved unit has done a great job alleviating poverty amid the biting drought.
“They have been spending so much to alleviate poverty in Wajir by distributing relief to the people who are in need,” Ololtuaa said.
He spoke at the launch of the third phase of an Iftar programme targeting 25,000 families, an initiative of the Wajir government.
“We really appreciate and I believe the Office of the President notes what goes on in the county government and what the governor of Wajir is doing to help alleviate poverty in Wajir,” Ololtuaa noted.
During this phase, we have managed to deliver much-needed assistance which included items such as;
✅ 42,000 bags of sifted maize meal each weighing 24kgs.
✅ Over 7,000 cartons of vegetable cooking oil.
✅ 4000 bags of beans each weighing 50 kgs courtesy of the National gov't. pic.twitter.com/PYygjnHvFC
— H.E Ahmed Abdullahi (@HEAhmedJiir) February 24, 2023
In February, Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi had urged President Ruto to declare the continuing drought a national disaster to enable the government mobilize resources to assist the affected population.
National Drought Management Authority boss Abdullahi Halakhe commended Governor Abdullahi’s administration saying the county government has distributed relief food to the majority of schools and the general public.