Over 2000 pupils benefit from solar devices in Garissa

At least 2000 children from 1700 households in Garissa County have benefited from the Mwangaza Mashinani Programme which is aimed to improve the wellbeing of children and their families particularly with regard to health and educational performance.


The programme, which is financed by UNICEF and implemented by Garissa County Government, has been providing vulnerable families with Sh4, 000 twice a month to purchase solar powered lighting devices.


Speaking during a ceremony to mark the end of phase II of the program, County Secretary Abdi Sheikh, said the program was a demonstration of the government commitment to ensure vulnerable households not only get access to electricity, but also adopt clean energy solutions.