Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2013/2014: Handing Over of the Project for the Expansion of Kakamega - Our Lady of Peace Chebukaka Dispensary
||Handing Over of the Project for the Expansion of Kakamega - Our Lady of Peace Chebukaka Dispensary
||29th October, 2014
||Kakamega - Our Lady of Peace Chebukaka Dispensary
Kibichori Sub-Location, Mukuyuni Location, Mukuyuni Division, Bungoma Central District, Bungoma County
||The Project for the Expansion of Kakamega - Our Lady of Peace Chebukaka Dispensary
||US$ 115,331 (Approx. KES 9.5 million)
- Mr. Mikio Mori - The Deputy Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya
- Mr. Bonaya Okutu - Assistant Deputy County Commissioner / Bungoma Central Sub County
- Rev. Fr. Christpher Wanyonyi– Bungoma Parish
- Officials from the Local Government
- Members, the management and staff of Kakamega- Our Lady of Peace Chebukaka Dispensary
- Students of Kakamega - Our Lady of Peace Chebukaka Girls’ Primary/Secondary School
- The community members
Total of about 600 participants
||The Handing Over Ceremony of The Project for the Expansion of Kakamega - Our Lady of Peace Chebukaka Dispensary which had its Grant Contract signed in November 2013, was held at the dispensary in Bungoma County and witnessed by among others, officials from the Embassy of Japan in Kenya.
The grant provided Kakamega - Our Lady of Peace Chebukaka Dispensary with inpatient facilities to improve quality of medical service provision to the beneficiary community. The facilities included construction of a new inpatient ward, installation of incinerator, water tanks, generator medical equipment and purchase of furniture. Before the provision of this grant, the dispensary was only able to provide outpatient services to the surrounding population. With the new facilities, the Mukuyuni community can now enjoy quality, affordable and accessible health care service.
To start the ceremony, Mr. Mori unveiled the plaque and cut the inaugural ribbon while Rev. Fr. Christpher Wanyonyi from Bungoma Parish led the gathering in prayers for the event. They toured the new magnificent dispensary building after which Mr. Mori planted a memorial tree. The ceremony which included songs and dances performed by women group of the area, pupils and students of Our Lady of Peace Chebukaka Girls’ Primary/Secondary School, live performance by a local band “Kanduyi Boys Band”, also included speeches from officials who expressed their gratitude to Japan.
While giving his remarks, Mr. Mori impressed the crowd by speaking some Kiswahili and Kiluhya. He congratulated the organization for having successfully completed the project and appreciated the dedication and hard work of all the stakeholders that contributed to the success. The Deputy Ambassador also mentioned the Government of Japan’s quest to promote activities related to human security and safe childbirth besides child nurturing. He hoped that the new Kakamega - Our Lady of Peace Chebukaka Dispensary would not only provide improved health care but also enhance the welfare of the community.