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County, faith-based orgs. partner in COVID-19 relief food distribution
Faith-based organizations play a critical role in enhancing good governance, a senior County official has stated.
Social Services Minister Engineer Lucy Kariuki noted that the institutions have widespread and ethically organized structures in local communities.
She said the County Government of Nakuru will continue to work with Mosques and Churches to reach the vulnerable communities in the COVID-19 relief food program.
Engineer Lucy was speaking at the County headquarters when she handed over a consignment of relief food to Catholic Diocese of Nakuru for distribution.
The items include 10 tons of maize flour, 2,000 litres of cooking oil, 8 tons of beans and 4,000 pieces of bar soaps to reach vulnerable Catholic faithful in Nakuru County.
Late April, Governor Lee Kinyanjui flagged off a relief food consignment that targeted over 1,000 vulnerable Muslim community families during the Holy month of Ramadhan.
Engineer Lucy stated that the program will reach out to other denominations in the coming days to cushion their members against the effects of COVID-19 pandemic.
While receiving the donations, Catholic Diocese of Nakuru Procurator Fr Geoffrey Thuo said Parishes heads have already listed down the most deserving needy in their areas.
He said the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru would continue to partner with the County Government of Nakuru in other programs.
County Environment and Natural Resources Chief Officer Mr Kiogora Mureithi said the local government was optimistic the donation would reach the most deserving.
The County Government of Nakuru has set aside Sh250 million to cushion venerable communities and food distributions is ongoing across the County.