BUNGOMA PICKED AS FIRST COUNTY TO ROLL OUT PROGRAM TO END GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE
Bungoma will be the first County to benefit from a Sh700 million grant to a program designed to address and fight Gender-Based Violence in three Counties among them Kilifi and Samburu.
Speaking at the Kenya School of Government in Nairobi during launch of the Kenya-Finland Bilateral Programme on Gender-Based Violence, Cabinet Secretary for Public Service Hon Margaret Kobia said Governor Wangamati had demonstrated commitment to ending GBV in his County.
The three-year programme aims at strengthening prevention and response to Gender-Based Violence in Kenya and underscores the mutual areas of priority between the Governments of Kenya and Finland.
Hon Kobia thanked Governor Wangamati for his dynamic leadership, commitment and development focus that continues to attract partners from across the world.
Governor Wangamati appended a signature in part to commit his Government in supporting the inter-governmental framework of gender, international partners and civil society organizations in securing "our young girls, women, the elderly and the vulnerable members of our society".
"My government commits to ending Gender-Based Violence by putting up structures, mechanisms, programs and partnership mechanisms in reducing Gender-Based Violence in the county," the Governor said.
Present at the function are Prof Colleta Suda, PS, State Department for Gender, Mrs. Mitchell Ell, H.E Amb. Pirkka Tapiola, Ambassador of Finland to Kenya, Irene Giribaldi, EU Head of Cooperation to Kenya, Hon. Lina Jebii Kilimo, CAS, Ministry of Publuc Service, Ms. Winnie Guchu, CAS, Ministry of Interior, Hon. Shebesh Rachael, CAS, Ministry of Public Service and Prof. Margaret Kobia, Chief Guest and CS, Public Service.