Search for common ground launches PPE distribution program
By Allan Kai
Assistant Deputy County Commissioner for Nyali Sub-county, Silas Gaobu, yesterday launched an initiative to distribute protective personal equipment (PPEs) to vulnerable communities in the county.
Funded by the non-profit organization, Search for Common Ground, the DCC flagged off the program while offering praise to the organization for their initiative.
The non-profit has been running a nationwide Covid-19 awareness campaign dubbed, “Pamoja Dhidi ya Corona,” where they seek to address misinformation about the disease and encouraging social cohesion among citizens during the pandemic.
Speaking at the launch, Gatobu reiterated the message of the campaign stating that unity and cooperation are critical during the pandemic. “Working with the security apparatus to ensure the disease is kept at bay is going to help defeat the virus and make it safer to resume our normal lives” he said.
Gatobu further praised the efforts by SFCG in making sure the message about Covid-19 reaches the masses, and encouraging people to adhere to the government and Ministry of Health directives.
He encouraged more youth to take part in getting vaccinated and to take more heed to the threat of the virus, urging them to stop spreading false information and notions about the disease.
According to SFCG representative, Zena Hassan, the PPEs, which include water dispensing buckets, face masks, hand sanitizers and hygiene hampers for young girls, shall be distributed to people living in slum areas across various counties.
Search for Common Ground has been running the initiative for ten months now. The organization is working in conjunction with the office of the European Union in Kenya. They have concentrated their efforts in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi, Tana River, Lamu, and Garissa counties.