Nairobi, KENYA:Ganze member of parliament Peter Shehe is urging the national and county governments together with humanitarian organisations to move with speed and provide food ,water and medical assistance to Ganze residents who are stricken by hunger , warning that the situation is worsening to national disaster level.
In a media briefing at parliament buildings in Nairobi on Friday, Shehe said that the hunger crisis in Ganze is extremely deplorable due to shortfall of rains, insisting the need for the government to intervene and provide aid to 167,000 residents affected.
“It is the third year now we have not had rainfall, the situation is really worsening.The government has a program of distributing food, we started with 150 bags per month which is pretty minimal, they added to 800 bags but the numbers of people who are affected are 167,000.As a matter of fact food being distributed isn’t enough,” said Shehe.
He further urged the two levels of government and other well wishers to initiate water projects in order to stabilize water supply in the area and help in modernizing agricultural sector to avert water shortage and hunger in the future.
“This situation might turn out to be a national disaster; the situation in Ganze requires the involvement of the two levels of government, to help in averting this crisis.”he added