By Dan Nyamanga and Brighton Makori
Primary and secondary schools in Kitutu Masaba Constituency are set to benefit from KShs.60 million set to improve on infrastructure ahead of January 2021 reopening.
The money from the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) kitty is to restructure the existing facilities to conform with the COVID19 regulations on social distancing. This is the first phase of disbursement.
Speaking during the issuance of the cheques in various schools across the Constituency on Monday , Member of Parliament (MP) Shadrack Mose said that he was tasked to ensure that all schools in his region comply with the Ministry of Health (MoH) regulations before they reopen 8th January 2021.
“We want to ensure that we are compliant with the public health regulations before the schools reopen next year.
Am giving out funds to every school in my Constituency to ensure that the classes are improved as we wait for reopening. The least amount we have given to a single school is one million shillings”, he said.
Mose at the same time asked those tasked in using the money to ensure that there’s proper utilization of every penny given out.
“I want to advise the committees mandated to use the money to ensure that it’s used prudently to the last coin, I won’t tolerate any misuse if the public money and that has always been my motto”, he added.
Kitutu Masaba Constituency has a total of 237 schools and is the largest Constituency in Nyamira County and among the top biggest legislative areas in Kenya.
Among the priority areas are classrooms and sanitation facilities.
At the same time he urged his constituents to strictly adhere to the guidelines by the ministry of health in the fight against Covid 19.
” Covid 19 is real , i urge residents to observe the guidelines given of wearing mask, maintain of social distance and wash you hands.