The County Government of Kakamega has allocated KShs. 59.1 Million capitation fund to cater for Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) learners.
Speaking at the burial of Mama Agnes Wasari at Chevaywa in Lugari Sub-County, Kakamega County Deputy Governor H.E Hon. Ayub Savula said the Fund is meant to ease the burden for parents whose children are just starting education to ensure a firm foundation for the juveniles.
“We have also set aside Kshs 455 Million to cater for the salaries of ECDE teachers starting this month since they have now been employed on permanent and pensionable basis,” added the Deputy Governor.
In addition to these initiatives, H.E FCPA Governor Fernandes Barasa’s Administration has procured and dispatched learner friendly equipment and learning materials to ECDE centers across the county.
On health matters Hon. Savula said the County Government has budgeted enough funds to equip health facilities across the county to required standards.
“I am also pleased to announce that health services at Mautuma Health facility will go a notch higher once an X-ray Machine procured by the County Government is installed at the facility,” Hon. Savula said adding that plans by the County to tarmack Lumakanda – Stend Kisa – Panpaper Road will enhance communication to the Northern region satellite office.
The Deputy Governor further assured the residents that Kakamega, in collaboration with the neighbouring Busia and Bungoma Governments, has taken stringent measures to detect and avert any spread of the deadly Ebola virus that put medics in Uganda on toes recently.