Homa Bay County Government has gone a notch higher in the fight against Covid-19 after receiving five booth sanitizers from Safaricom Foundation.
Speaking to the press after receiving the booths today afternoon in his office compound, Governor Cyprian Awiti said he is delighted that the County is taking numerous strategies to curb the spread of corona Virus.
He said that the booth sanitizers will be placed in strategic locations within the County to ease accessibility. The five booths will placed at Nyakwere in Karachuonyo Sub County, Rodi Town in Rangwe Sub County, Mbita Town in Suba North Sub County, Homa Bay Bus Park in Homa Bay Sub County and the County Referral Hospital.
He added that through this partnership, his administration will receive additional seven booth sanitizers from the Belgium government, which will also be strategically placed in other parts of the County.
The Governor appealed to members of the public to make sure that they walk in through the booths so that they be sanitized and hence reduce the spread of corona Virus. Each booth has a 5000-liter capacity tank, which will be filled with water by HOMAWASCO. He assured the County residents that his Administration is working tirelessly to make Homa Bay County covid free.
The County Director for Scope International, which was contracted by Safaricom to make the booths, Lillian Samwell, said her organization is pleased to support the County in the fight against covid-19 pandemic. She added that through their partnership with Safaricom Foundation, they have also donated non-food items worth 3.8 Million to flood victims within the County that will run for the next three months.
Safaricom Foundation County Sales Manager Samwell Indeche called on other development partners to join hands with both the National and County Governments in order to fight Covi-19. He said that his Organization is fulfilling her vision of transforming lives by providing such non-food items to flood victims.
Other officials who flanked the Governor were the County Secretary Isaiah Ogwe, the CEC Member for Water and Environment Dickson Nyawinda, the Chief of Staff Eliud Otieno among others.