Presiding over a prelaunch of the UNHABITAT-CSUDP supported Covid-19 response for informal settlements on 14 July 2020, Governor Prof. Peter Nyongo instructed the County Director of Special Programs to facilitate TVET to produce 24 additional Hand wash Stations. Prof Nyongo observed that Covid-19 response has to be treated as a long term intervention and lauded UNHABITAT in partnership with Civil Society Urban Development Platform (CSUDP) for integrating innovation through local TVET institutions in the fabrication of Hand wash stations. He further lauded the special attention paid to inclusion of the PWDs in production of masks, KIWASCO partnership through the Master Water Operators for sustained water supply to the stations, and data-oriented process for evidence-based responses.

Speaking at the same event, the CEO, CSUDP Mr. George Wasonga praised Kisumu County for embracing an institutional coordination approach to Covid-19 response in the informal settlements anchored through the Kisumu Covid-19 Multi Agency Group on Informal Settlements (KCMAGIS). Through cooperation between KCMAGIS and the County Covid-19 Response Committee, significant strides will be made towards the fight against Covid-19 in Kisumu's informal settlements. The Governor further mentioned that such efforts must be carefully monitored and documented for sharing with global audience in part demonstration of Kisumu's preparedness for Africities 2021.

The occasion was attended by amongst others, CECMs, County Commissioner’s office, County Directors, County Covid-19 Committee representatives, Non-State Actors, City Management and Private sector representatives.


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