By NJ Correspondent:
As part of its drought mitigation process, the County government of Mandera today flagged off relief food aid meant for over 70,000 households across the six sub-counties.
Governor Ali Roba presided over function held in Mandera town.
Each household is expected to receive 10 kilograms of rice, 5 kilograms of beans and 2 litres of vegetable oil in the program fully funded by the county government.
“This is over and above 4000 households that are already getting a similar monthly food rations at the IDP camps. We plan to provide the ration on a monthly basis as part of a program that has been ongoing” said Mandera Governor Ali Roba after he flagged off a convoy carrying the food supplies.
Roba said this was the first line of response to the droughts and his administration will continuously support the people of Mandera to cushion them against the raging droughts.
Mandera is among areas worst hit by the droughts. Today’s distribution comes barely a week after President Uhuru Kenyatta declared the prevailing drought a national disaster.