Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects: Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for GGP Projects in Kenya
||Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for GGP Projects in Kenya
||16th March 2016
||Nairobi City Hall (City Hall Way, Nairobi Town, Nairobi)
|Project title and Amount
||The Project for Reusing Secondhand Fire Engines in Nairobi City County -USD 66,381
- H.E. Tatsushi Terada, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya
- H.E. Dr. Evans Kidero, Governor of Nairobi City County
- Officials from the County Government
||The grant contract signing ceremony was held on 16th of March 2016 at Nairobi City Hall. A GGP Grant Contract was signed between the Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Mr. Tatsushi Terada and Governor of Nairobi City County, H.E. Dr. Evans Kidero.
For this project, a total of 4 second hand fire engines (3 fire engines with water tanks, 1 chemical fire engine) will be imported from Japan and will be used in Nairobi City County. Technical training will also be provided for handling the imported fire engines by bringing experts from Japan. The total amount for the funding is 66,381 USD dollars (Approx. Kshs 6.6 Million). The general information for the project is as follows.
||Name of Project
|Protection Agains Disasers
||The Project for Reusing Secondhand Fire Engines in Nairobi City County
||Nairobi City County
Governor Kidero expressed his appreciation towards that Government of Japan for the assistance and said, “Currently we have 6 fire engines which are all working, but the demand is higher. We hope the 4 fire engines provided by the Government of Japan will help bridge the gap”.
Ambassador Terada referred to the 2 big fires that took place in Nairobi in 2013; Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and 2014; in Kibera. In his speech he said, “Since, the population density is high in Nairobi, we truly hope that the 4 fire engines will be helpful to those people who access to the biggest city in East Africa, Nairobi”.
He also mentioned about “The 6th Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD VI)” which would be held in Nairobi in August. He explained to the Governor that many leaders from the African countries and many Japanese are expected to come to Nairobi to attend the international conference, therefore expressed his hope to have a handing over ceremony for the 4 fire engines just before the TICAD.