The county government of Bungoma has today (May 29) flagged off yet again another food distribution exercise targeting around 6000 vulnerable families.
The food donation exercise comes in as a relief following the global Covid-19 pandemic which has altered the normal operation of the people, to cater for their daily bread and so many vulnerable families languishing in poverty.
Speaking as he officially flagged off the exercise at the Red Cross offices, the deputy Governor Prof Ngome Kibanani noted that already, around 2000 households have benefitted from the food distribution exercise from the chamber of commerce together with the principals of the schools around Bungoma County.
He further said that as the county they are set to give out more food targeting to reach more than 16000 households in future.
‘Through the system of Red Cross together with Ward Administrators, we are going to identify 100 vulnerable families in every ward across the whole of Bungoma and we shall make sure the food reaches them,’ he said.
Covid-19 has interfered with a lot of activities both nationally and internationally, with economy being one of the most affected.
Professor Ngome therefore urged the residents of Bungoma and all Kenyans to abide by the government regulations and take personal responsibilities to work and revive the lost opportunities.
He said that soon, mass testing will kick off in Bungoma targeting the urban slums and borders including Malaba and Busia.