By Suleiman Hassan.
Wajir Governor Ahmed Abdullahi and his deputy Abdihafidh Yarrow today led area residents in marking this year’s World Aids day in the County.
Speaking at Baraza Park in Wajir town where the event was held, Governor Abdullahi said that it was regrettable that although the County has the lowest prevalence rate in the Country, the rate of infection was going upwards while it is decreasing in other parts of the Country.
He added that his Government has put in place several measures to continue the fight against the scourge.
“We have constructed 31 new maternity wings so that we can have more mothers delivering in the hospital and as well do mother to child infection intervention among expectant mothers” he said.
He urged area residents to come to terms with the reality of the disease and stop leaving in denial.
The Governor added that the disease was rapidly spreading in Wajir County and called for changes of behavior among area residents.
“We must also stop the stigma against the people living with HIV/Aids, more so, those who have declared their status publicly and are part of the campaign against the disease” Said the Governor.
The yearly event was also attended by Health CEC Ms. Rukia Kahiye, County Secretary Mr. Abdirizack among host of other leaders.