DP Rigathi Gachagua secures deal to supply meat to schools.
After talks with the Kenya Meat commission, DP Rigathi Gachagua secures deal to supply meat to schools.
The deputy president noted that government listened to grievances raised by farmers who were losing their animals. It thus agreed to purchase the animals and distribute the meat to families struggling with hunger and school children.
DP Gachagua said,” As a part of the mitigation, we have agreed with the KMC and the Kenya Red Cross within bits of the County Coordinating system that we shall purchase livestock for slaughtering and distribution to the needy population of feeding, and at the same time we prepare canned beef for distribution to the schools so that our children can go to school without failure.”
This comes after the deputy president chaired a meeting that was attended by Governors from Arid and Semi- Arid (ASAL) areas at his Harambee Annex office, Nairobi.
He noted that the efforts were aimed at ensuring no Kenyan dies of hunger; he also revealed that initiatives have been put in place to ensure coordination in relief distribution in all affected counties.
Gachagua said,”The National Government will mobilise resources while county governments have agreed to complement us. Our development partners have also agreed to support us in containing the famine situation.”
He further said that to ensure accountability, county teams have been put in place, together with the governors to supply the relief food.
Dp Gachagua said,”The national government will mobilise resources while county governments have agreed to provide resources. Our development partners have also agreed to support us in containing the famine situation.
“The teams will then come to the national secretariat that is domiciled here in my office for intervention and supply of relief food,” DP Gachagua added.