Residents living in informal settlements in Jomvu-sub County, Mombasa have been encouraged to respect the national and county government’s health guidelines to fight Covid-19 pandemic.
Addressing Aldina residents, Mikindani Member of the County Assembly Juma Renson Thoya said everyone must follow Coronavirus advisories such as physical distancing, washing hands with soap or hand sanitizers, wearing of facemasks in public among other guidelines in order to flatten the virus curve.
Thoya urged parents to make sure their children adhere to Covid -19 global guidelines in schools if learning is to resume next month if the government adopts proposals by a committee appointed by Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha.
Thoya who is also the Jomvu Sub-County ODM Chairperson cautioned residents against downplaying the threat posed by the virus to the local health system and the country’s economy.
He was addressing journalists after launching a multifaceted project dubbed ‘Clean water Tank’ in Aldina informal settlement in Jomvu Sub County.
The project is geared towards providing access to clean and safe water aimed at improving sanitation hygiene for slum dwellers in the slums will be run by women and youth groups in order to cushion them from the economic impact of COVID-19.
The water project involves installation of a 100,000-liter tank at a spacing of between 300 to 400 meters and clean water supplied by Mombasa County government water bowsers.
20, 175 people
The water supply and storage will benefit a population of about 20, 175 residents in the informal settlements of Mikindani and Jomvu Kuu wards.
Thoya said the government has little resources and cannot accomplish all the wishes of every person commending Aldina residents for taking communal responsibility to better their lives.
The MCA vowed in the next 30 days in collaboration with the residents, they will erect security lights that will ensure the area is well lit, scaring away criminals who take advantage of darkness to rein terror and rob residents of property including violent attacks.
Speaking while receiving the 10,000 water tanks, Mlango Saba Women group Chairperson Christine Msinga said the area perennial water problem had been solved after the MCA donated the water tanks where they will distribute water to the locals ensuring clean and healthy families especially during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.