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Laikipia Governor: All pupils will get free milk

23 April 2013, 12:16 James Kabotia

Laikipia county governor Joshua Irungu has pledged to provide free milk for every primary school pupil. The milk will be sourced from county-based dairy farmer Saccos.

Irungu said that his government will spearhead the construction of boarding schools in the pastoral community where early marriages, FGM and other oppressive cultural practices are highly valued.

“I would like to reiterate that in Laikipia, education will not be optional but a must for all children of school going age,” said Irungu.

Annual education awareness day

The governor also noted that there will be annual education awareness day in the county, aimed at raising awareness on the importance of education.

He added that his leadership will be based on security, infrastructure development, education and healthcare, job creation through agriculture, livestock and enterprise development.

The governor delivered his speech during the first sitting of the Laikipia county assembly in Nanyuki.

“My leadership will be committed to equitable, accelerated and sustainable development through increased productivity in all sectors, employment creation, provision of basic human needs and faster industrialization in order to achieve vision 2030,” observed Irungu.  

He said that women, men and youth will be given space to participate in the growth of Laikipia, adding that even persons with disability will be given chance to exploit their God-given talents.

Senator Godfrey Gitahi Kariuki, popularly known as GG, also addressed the 15 members of the county assembly, advising them to serve Laikipians diligently.

Speaker Patrick Mariru, Laikipia North member of national assembly Hon. Mathew Lempurkel and county commissioner Wycliffe Ogallo also graced the occasion.

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