Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2011/2012: Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for The Project for Construction of Susuwa Dispensary
||Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for The Project for Construction of Susuwa Dispensary
||7 March 2012
||Suswa, Narok District, Rift Valley Province
||The Project for Construction of Suswa Dispensary
||US$87,867 (approx. Kshs 7.2 Million)
- H. E. Mr. Toshihisa Takata, Ambassador of Japan to Kenya
- Narok District Officer
- Narok District Public Health Officer
- Narok District Development Officer
- Officials from Local Government
- Members of Staff of Baptist Relief Agency in Africa
About 50 participants in total.
||A Grant Contract for the Project for Construction of Suswa Dispensary was signed by the Ambassador Takata and Mr. Kassimu, the executive director of Baptist Relief Agency in Africa (BARAA) at the ceremony held in Suswa. The Grant of USD 87,867 will be used to construct a new dispensary, a staff house and sanitation facility and to purchase medical equipments.
The ceremony was held at the neighbouring school and attended by nearly 50 people. Maasai women performed welcome song and dance then they gave the Ambassador Takasa a Maasai shirt and the Maasai name of ‘Mepukori’ which means ‘never go hungry’.
In his speech Mr. Kassimu expressed his gratitude to Japan for assisting Suswa community to have a dispensary which has been their longstanding wish. He then promised smooth implementation and timely completion of the project. Officials from the local government appreciated Japan’s support not only for this project but also the past project which was implemented by Narok Pillar of Hope.
The Ambassador Takata congratulated BARAA and the community on receiving Japan’s grant. Then he asked the officials from local government for their support for this project as the dispensary will need personnel and consumable items including drugs for actual operation.