Kitui Central Member of Parliament Dr. Makali Mulu has appealed to the national government to provide food aid to hunger-stricken families in Kitui County.
Mulu regretted that scores of families in the county are starving following failure of the last two consecutive rain seasons.
The legislator observed that the county has been classified as one of the counties hit while calling for transparency and accountability in the identification of affected households and the general distribution of the food aid once it’s received in the county.
“About a fortnight ago students in Kalima Mundu primary school in Mwingi North fainted in school after going for days without food. I request the office of the County Commissioner through chiefs and their assistants to dig deep into the villages to ensure no lives are lost as a result of hunger,” Mulu said.
Mulu was speaking yesterday at in Kamandio Secondary School, Miambani ward, in his Kitui Central Constituency during commissioning of a fully equipped science laboratory funded by the constituency’s CDF.
” The funds used to construct this laboratory is part of 9 million shillings allocated for upgrading of education facilities in the ward. Other schools that benefited from funds includes Kiluma, Nzune, Kavuvu and Mutula primary schools where we undertook renovation of classrooms,” the Kitui central MP said.
The legislator while addressing the students and parents, encouraged the students to fully utilize the facility
“I do advise all the students to make use of this facility to expand their practical knowledge on matters of science subject and as well make use of teachers whenever assistance is needed because we need good results and that can only be realized upon proper utilization of the available resources and materials,” Mulu said.
He also called upon the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to ensure enough teachers are deployed to the schools, citing acute shortage in the constituency which has forced parents to employ and pay teachers under the Parents Teacher Association (PTA).
He noted that it is the responsibility of the government to employ and pay teachers.