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CECM ICT, EDUCATION AND INTERNSHIP CALLS ON KESSHA TO ADOPT DIGITAL LEARNING

While addressing the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA) members in their ongoing conference, the CECM ICT, Education and Internship has lauded them for the integral part they play in every child’s life and in shaping the nation at large.

Centering her message on Digital Learning, Ms Muli delved into the benefits of embracing technology in the school curriculum.

These include providing a platform for teachers to personalize instructions for each student needs, creating ease in tracking students learning progress via adaptive learning software and data analytics as parents experience greater visibility into their children’s
learning journey at the click of a button through accessing progress reports and
learning platforms.

The County Executive Committee Member added that digital learning is cost effective thus once embraced will reduce textbooks budgetary allocation as all learnning resources are available online. Therefore, education will be accessible to all at affordable rates and will expose learners to different cultures hence broadening their perspectives on education and life in general.

While speaking in the same forum, KESSHA chairman has expressed the union’s gratitude for the shared strategic partnership with the county government which ensured needy students received both bursaries and scholarships.

Present in the two day conference which closed this evening bringing 300 attendees on board was TSC officials and the County director in education.

NARIGP NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE LAUDS MAKUENI FOR SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF WORLD BANK FUNDED PROJECT.

A delegation from the National Technical Advisory Committee for National Agricultural and Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NARIGP) has lauded Makueni for Successful Implementation of the project, saying that the county is ready to transition to the new project, National Agricultural Value Chain Development Project(NAVCDP).

NAVCDP is a Government of Kenya project with co-funding from the World Bank and the National Government. The project will be implemented in 32 counties, Makueni among them,  targeting to increase market participation and value addition for farmers in select value chains.

James Muturi who led the team said  that NAVCDP will build on the strong foundation laid by NARIGP  emphasizing the importance of the assessment.

Muturi was wowed by some of the interventions to farmers which have led to improved livelihoods and agricultural productivity. 

The team, hosted by Makueni Agriculture and Livestock Joyce Mutua on Tuesday visited  Kilombo dam in Kiima-Kiu Kalanzoni Ward, Kwa Nguni Watershed Sustainable Land Management project in Kako-Waia Ward and Kilome Farmers Sacco.

MAKUENI TEAMS UP WITH PARTNERS TO IMPROVE NUTRITION

The Department of Health Services in Makueni County collaborated with stakeholders in a workshop on Monday for the Development and Delivery of Biofortified Crops at Scale (DDBIO) project.

The initiative, jointly convened by the International Potato Center (CIP), World Food Programme (WFP), and Makueni’s health and agriculture dockets, aims to address maternal and child nutrition outcomes.

Implemented in Makueni, Tana River, and Garissa, the program focuses on improving nutrition through various interventions, including the distribution of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) vines to agro-pastoral households, aiming to alleviate maternal and child undernutrition.

Dr. Mwatha, the Ag. Director for Health Services, emphasized the importance of a multi-faceted approach to nutrition and the necessary interventions during the workshop.

Attendees included Chalmers Mulwa, a Social Scientist, Dorcas Amunga, a Nutritionist, Leonard Kirui, a Senior Manager, Lucy Mwaura, a Food Scientist, and others from the International Potato Center.

MAKUENI, KIBWEZI WEST WINNERS OF THE MKJ SUPA CUP

Makueni and Kibwezi West Sub-counties are officially the champions of the MKJ SUPA CUP that came to close on Sunday at Unoa grounds in Wote.

Makueni won both Men and women football, Women 5 on 5 Basketball, and Beach Handball Men. Kibwezi West won the Men 5 on 5 Basketball, and the 3 on 3 Basketball both men and Women.

Winners will represent Makueni County in the Kenya Inter-county Sports Association (KYISA) Games in Kilifi scheduled for 14th- 21st April 2024

MAKUENI ROLLS OUT A CAMPAIGN TO ELIMINATE RABIES.

The Department of Agriculture and Livestock has launched a campaign to completely eliminate rabies in Makueni. 

The campaign targets to vaccinate 40,000 dogs across 17 wards in the county.

The launch was officiated by Makueni Deputy Governor Lucy Mulili on Friday at Kyangoma in Mbooni Sub- County.

She was accompanied by Agriculture Executive Joyce Mutua, Livestock Chief Officer Japheth Kiminza and Mbooni Ward Member of County Assembly Alexander Mulemba

MAKUENI READY TO ROAR IN THE 2024 KYISA GAMES.

Makueni is all set to defend her winning streak in this year’s edition of the Kenya Youth Inter-county Sports Association (KYISA) Games in Kilifi County.

The games will run from 14th to 21st April.

In last year’s edition held in Tharaka Nithi County, Makueni scooped wins in Football Girls, Basketball Men, runners up Basketball Girls, and top scorer football girls.

Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr on Friday commissioned the MKJ SUPA CUP County Finals to be played on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April at Unoa Grounds Wote. Winners will represent the County in the KYISA Games.

Governor Mutula said his government will continue to invest in sports to make it a well-paying industry for the thousands of talented young people.

Makueni has inked a partnership deal with Text Book Centre to supply 1,191 ECDE centres with essential books and stationery.

Makueni has inked a partnership deal with Text Book Centre to supply 1,191 ECDE centres with essential books and stationery, ensuring that children have access to quality learning materials from an early age.

The initiative targets 40,000 learners across the county.

The deal was signed by Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr and Chetan Rughani, Director and COO of Text Book Centre in Wote on Friday.

SEKEB 3RD SUMMIT MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

On Thursday, the three Ukambani Governors Mutula Kilonzo Jnr, Wavinya Ndeti and Julius Malombe held the 3rd summit meeting in Makueni where a number of strategies were drawn to improve quality of life for residents of the region.

Key highlights of the meeting include:

1. The three governors received SEKEB’s Economic Blueprint and Investment Plan from a consultant . The Bloc will initiate implementation of the First Phase of the Investment Plan within the next three years.

2. They called on the national government to address the massive pollution of River Athi, which poses a serious threat to the health of the Nation, particularly for the residents of the three SEKEB Counties. They urged for measures to force polluters to bear the responsibility by being compelled to pay reparations for the damages caused to our communities.

3. The three governors agreed to set up an abattoir in one of the counties with an area for value addition on hides, skins and other products through leather processing and other value additions. A joint Feeds’ Processing Zone will also be considered alongside agribusiness funding through the respective ministries of Trade.

4. To enhance the ease of doing business within the Bloc, the three county governments shall find a formula to harmonize and standardize county tariffs and licences.

5. The three counties have resolved to each invest in specialized health services in our main hospitals. Kitui will establish a Renal Centre, while Cancer and Trauma Centres will be built in Machakos and Makueni Counties, respectively. The Trauma Centre will help alleviate the suffering of the road accident victims along the busy Nairobi-Mombasa Highway.

6. To this effect, the Bloc is in the process of finalizing the development of its 10-year Vision Strategy which will guide in leveraging on economies of scale and concerted efforts to achieve sustainable development for the people.