Mandera UDA Governor to improve livelihoods

A Mandera Governor aspirant has promised to improve livelihoods of area residents if elected in the August poll.

Mohammed Adan Khalif the current county assembly speaker will be running on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket.

Khalif who was launching his manifesto said he will deal with two key pillars, education and health.

The aspirant who promised free access to medical services for all through the social security program said he will ensure Mandera County Referral Hospital operates optimally with all key departments being operationalized.

He said he will decentralize health care management to sub-county and build the management capacities of health care workers.

On education he said he will work closely with the national government in order to get at least one secondary school in every sub county.

Khalif also promised to work with the national government to get enough teachers in secondary and primary schools.

Mandera lost several teachers through transfers following rampant killings by the Al sahabaab.

On empowering the youth he promised to build more vocational training centres for youths to be self-reliant.

On agriculture he promised to increase the land under irrigation to increase food production.

On ending pertenial water shortage he promised to build at least a dam in every sub county.

Khalif also said once elected he would set aside a special fund to cater for some 20000 poor families as the current drought and covid- 19 effects have ravaged livelihoods.

Residents said the aspirant is a performer and will rally behind him.



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