Isiolo County Assembly Harshly Criticize Petition Against Living Goods Partnership

Isiolo County Assembly Harshly Criticize Petition Against Living Goods Partnership

Isiolo County Assembly together with the Executive have criticized the petition presented to the Senate last week in regards to the proposed engagement with Living Goods company.

While issuing a joint press briefing Sunday afternoon, assembly’s majority leader Isack Abduba Fayo (Kinna MCA) said the county government is tasked by the Constitution to provide primary health care to its residents.

In order to address challenges facing the health sector among them maternal deaths, low immunization rate, neonatal mortality and other poor heath indicators, the CGI has proposed to team up with Living Goods, a non-profitable organization in a co- funding arrangement geared towards scaling up of integrated community health services.

Living Good, is expected to train, equip, provide incentives and strengthen the work of Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) by use of technology to improve health in community level within Isiolo, Merti and Garbatulla sub counties.

Mr Fayo said documents of proposed partnership will be tabled to the county assembly for debate this week and later subjected to the public for opinions.

The draft document has not yet been signed nor the purported Special purpose Account opened, as claimed.

The members regretted that the claims of the documents being signed and a special account opened which are spearheaded by some politicians were untrue, malicious and are maligning the reputation of the partners and donors.

The county government has cleared that the engagement with Living Goods is a co-funding arrangement and not a Public Private Partnership (PPP).

Present during the briefing were MCAs Abdi Duba (Wabera), Yarrow Hassan (Burat), Nura Diba (Sericho), Nominated- Abdi Kunene, Ann Stella, Mumina Konso.

The MCAs were flanked by Health CEC Mohamud Haji and Health services Chief officer Ibrahim Alio.

Religious leaders and Community Based organizations (CBOs) have lauded the county’s move to collaborate with Living Goods in bid to improve health services through CHVs.