Kitui County Textile Centre will offer free face masks to all learners across the county resuming studies on Monday, Governor Ngilu has said.
The county will support schools to meet the set standards by the Ministry of Health following Education CS Prof. Magoha’s announcement on school reopening.
The move is inspired by the Ministry’s directive that schools observe mandatory requirements to ensure the safety of learners.
Speaking at KICOTEC today when she met the education leadership in the county, Governor Ngilu said the county will launch the mask distribution (200,000 facemasks) to schools on Wednesday 14th.
“We are going to use resources available to support schools with masks, sanitizers, and non-contact thermo guns to enable learning,” she said.
Noting that the national government’s allocation per learner is inadequate during the pandemic (sh.137), the Governor said the county will support schools with Kitui made hand sanitizers during the pandemic saying she is live to growing the locally made products.
The Governor said her administration is keen on innovation to ensure many products are produced locally thus increasing the use of local products and reduce expenditure on imports.
KUPPET Executive Secretary Mr. Mutia said there is a need to support the county’s plan to grow the local economy through the buy Kitui build Kitui initiative in the journey to “walk the path of development and growth”.
By Barrack Muli