By Dan Nyamanga.
As the world is moving to digital and most learners using internet to access information and studies as they stay at home due to Covid 19 Pandemic , Borabu Mp of parliament has launched the program ta his Constituency.
On Sunday Borabu Constituency Member of Parliament [M.P] Ben Momanyi issued over 50 personal computers lap tops to established Information Communication Technology (ICT) centers across the Constituency.
The M.P who is also eyeing the Nyamira County governor’s seat in 2022 general elections said the 52 computers would be distributed equally to the four wards.
He said his aim was to ensure that students get access to information and studies as they stay at home to due to the Corona virus pandemic.
Momanyi, who is the first M.P to launch Constituency ICT centers in the country, said that every ward had set aside an offices fully connected with free internet where the laptops will be stationed.
“I am here today to hand over the ICT equipment that will be used by our children to do research and access information as they stay out of school.The machines will be stationed at the ward offices which have been connected to free internet throughout and we encourage or people to make use of them.
I want to say that I am the first M.P in the whole nation to come up with this initiative. We could have come with our Cabinet Secretary for ICT by because of the pandemic we are facing, he shall come at a later date to launch the program “, said Momanyi.
At the same time, selected schools from the Constituency benefited from Kshs. 6 million for development from the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NGCDF) kitty.
The M.P also gave out 10,000 litres water tanks to schools that face water shortage during dry spells in the region.
He also gave out 240 thermo guns to all churches during the small event conducted at his Matutu home, Borabu Constituency yesterday.
“We shall be having weekly distribution of water tanks and disbursement of funds until all institutions are covered “, he added.
Momanyi urged residents to adhere to government directives on the control of the Corona virus.