Lamu, KENYA: The county government of Lamu has allocated Sh.50 million bursary kitty to all the ten wards in the county.
Each ward has received Sh.5 million in a program intended to ensure needy children access education.
Speaking during the launch of the program in Mpeketoni town on Saturday,Lamu Governor Isssa Timamy said the county government was committed to ensuring all children receive quality education .
Timamy pledged to increase the allocation from 50 to 100 Million in next allotment in order to ensure that every student who qualifies can receive the bursary.
“We shall increase the amount from Sh.50 to 100,000 million so that even more students can benefit. Our aim is to provide quality education to all students but especially the needy but bright ones,”said Timamy.
Lamu Deputy Governor Eric Mugo said it was part of their campaign manifesto to provide education to all communities in Lamu County.
Mugo said the 50 million bursary kitty will marginalized communities like the Boni community in Pandanguo access quality education.
Mugo said the county government will also support primary, secondary and university students as a way of empowering the community with knowledge in training their own human resource to enable fill job opportunities within the county instead of having to importing human resource from other counties.