An Non Governmental Organization (NGO) official has asked governors to work with civil society organizations to hasten economic development in their areas.
Sam Nyandoro, Sacred Centre for Orphan and Widow Programmes chairman says that the civil society organizations play a great role in development and complement the county government’s effort.
Nyandoro, who spoke at Goti Chaki in South Mugirango constituency, Gucha south sub county during the launching of Wash Wash programme for the girl-child that is aimed at supporting poor families noted that the organizations (NGOs) provide basic ways to create and enhance wealth creation.
He challenged the county governments and civil society organizations to work harmoniously and avoid duplication of projects and conflicts but base their work accountably.
“It is necessary that we know the projects being implemented to avoid duplication and wastage of public funds” noted Nyandoro.
The official, who was accompanied with the NGOs’s Director, Robert Gutwa said that they aim to girls re-usable towels to keep them at school in order to enhance their education standards and performance in national examinations.
The towels which are later replaced after three months. Majority of girls from impoverished families, keep off school during menstruation.
“ The girls, Parents, guardians and other community members were also sensitized on the dangers of Female Genital Mutilation and the need to protect the rights of the girl-child” noted Nyandoro.
Gutwa said the organization has trained experts in making the sanitary towels which can be used for a year and disposed. He however appealed to the county government to support the initiative to help reach all girls from poor families within the county.
“We are ready to train school leavers on how to make the towels and challenged the county government to aid them with tools for their training as a business to eke a living and be self-reliant” said Gutwa.
The organization also trains the girls on personal hygiene and on the dangers of Female genital Mutilation in a bid to curb and end it.
FGM is commonly practiced in the larger Gusii region a practice that has been kept secret in the recent.