Her Excellency Helen Obado first lady Migori County, presided over a colourful celebration that seeks to improve awareness of all the contraceptive methods around the world during the World Contraception Day(WCD), which is a campaign that centres around a vision where all pregnancy is wanted. WCD's mission is to improve awareness of Contraception and to enable young people make informed choices on their sexual reproductive health.
There is still lack of proper access to sexual and reproductive health and information services, like modern contraceptives and family planning services. These services when implemented can reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and their consequences: the dangers associated with unsafe abortions (one of the main causes of maternal death especially in young women) and school dropouts.
As we celebrate the World Contraception Day today in Mabera, Kuria West Subcounty, the high rate of teenage pregnancy is a burden in Migori County and therefore every young person has a right to be informed about affordable and effective contraception methods.
Migori County Government through the Department of Trade, Cooperative and Tourism today held a consultative meeting together with officials from EAC and Regional Development to initiate the process of establishing Jumuiya cross border market(CBM) at Isebania Border.
The objective as envisioned, is to increase Kenya’s share of intra EAC trade and provide practical benefits to citizens living in Migori County.
We the department of Trade, Cooperatives and Tourism strongly believe the initiative is going to improve the business environment and make it more attractive to both wholesalers and retailers and ensure fair Trade practices and consumer protection.
Kenya Vision 2030 highlights rapid urbanization as one of four key challenges facing the country. However, Kenya is still under-urbanized. Therefore there is potential to leverage urbanization for improving economic opportunities and living conditions. The Government of Kenya has recognized the need to manage urbanization as part of its overall development strategy.
His Excellency Zachary Okoth Obado has this morning officiated the opening of the Migori county level four hospital CT- scan centre at Migori County Referral Hospital. This is a milestone in Medical services delivery in Migori County. Previously we have been referring basic cases of computerised tomography (CT) scan and Magnetic Resonance Imaging(MRI) to other neighbouring facilities in Eldoret kisumu, Tenwek and recently Kisii which in turn was so costly and service delivery was also delayed.
His Exellency has also launched the County Intergrated Developement plan 2018 - 2023, the National Health Sector Strategic Plan and Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) budgeting process of the County Government.
The Strategic Plan focuses on various issues including the expansion of health infrastructure where we intend to upgrade Migori County Referral Hospital to a Teaching and Referral Hospital; Kuria West Sub County Hospital to a Level Five Hospital and 14 other hospitals to Level Four status. Thank you and May God bless you all.
Giving is an act of worship to honour and glorify God and to show our love for God.
In this spirit, the governor joined Adventists and fellow leaders at a fundraising event at Kadika SDA Church in aid of the construction of a Camp site.
It was indeed a great Sabbath!
Thank you for your warm welcome and May God bless you all.