Malaba Businessmen, Church Leaders Laud Governor Over New Fire Engine


By Reuben Olita

Malaba business community, church leaders and and members of the public have lauded the Governor, H.E Sospeter Ojaamong for eventually realising the dreams of area residents by commissioning a new fire engine.

Director Chamber of Commerce in the County, Fred Papa said the move to procure a new fire engine is the greatest thing H.E Ojaamong’s administration has done for the border town.

Chairman of Pastors Fellowship in Malaba, Bishop Abraham Omanyo and Bishop Michael Kioo said as a church they are happy with the County Government’s initiative to procure a fire engine for the border town and wished the Governor God’s blessings.

Malaba Clearing Agents Chairman, Kennedy Osia said they were real victims of catastrophies arising from tankers explosions, noting that the arrival of the fire engine to the border town is God sent.

The Governor commissioned the Ksh 52 million modern fire engine and urged border residents to venture
into the field of disaster management, adding that he will endeavour to have county fire marshalls undergo further training to enable them advance their skills.

On matters health, Governor stated that, “My Government has elevated Malaba Dispensary to level 3 status. We shall second more medical officers to the facility to improve on service deliver,” he said.

He added: ” Under my leadership, several roads within the municipality have been upgraded to bitumen standards. Malaba has been upgraded to municipality status and infrastructure development in schools and hospitals are the order of the day.”

Chief Officer in the Governor’s office, Ezekiel Okwach said Malaba was given preference owing to the number of inflammable trucks that traverse the Great North Road, noting that the Ksh.52 million engine to be stationed at the Amagoro Disaster Centre will help cushion against emergencies.

Chief Officer Education and Vocational Training, Daniel Mogoria said the arrival of the fire engine has proved critics wrong that the machine had disappeared, thanking the Governor for constructing toilets at Malaba Primary School and storied administration block at Amagoro Vocational Training Centre.

Chairman Malaba business community, Job Ate said they have no words to thank the Governor for remembering them, urging him to consider a second fire engine for Malaba Municipality.


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