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At the close of April, the Ministry of Health had spent Ksh1.3 billion even though the approved budget was Ksh976.8 million. In similar regard, a report by Auditor General Nancy Gathungu revealed how Ksh2.3 billion was lost in procuring Covid-19 medical supplies.
“According to our estimates, Agriculture Insurance Premium globally is USD 32 billion. East Africa contributes about USD18 million, of which Kenya is about USD10 million. Governments and the Private Sector in East Africa are working together to increase agriculture insurance penetration. Less than 5% of the Kenya farming community is insured,” said Lovemore Forichi, Senior Underwriter of Agriculture at Allianz.
"As such, the use of derogatory language on both mainstream and social media that supports the acts of GBV and condemning the victims is unacceptable. It is possible to maintain decency and respect in a democratic space where freedom of speech is encouraged. We should ensure accountability and uphold professionalism and respect for human dignity," Kepsa noted.
The direct acquisition of vaccines by the African countries through the AVATT initiative is part of the continental objective to achieve a minimum of 60% immunization of the African population, in order to eliminate COVID-19.
The growth comes on the back of successfully pioneering and proving the viability of the interoperable agent and merchant model in Kenya, a model that has only been validated in West Africa before Tanda.
Touching base on their recent expansion into Kenya, Aisha credited their choice to begin with the East African country, to its growing start-up e-commerce ecosystem and the pre-existing culture of domestic help that required modernisation.
“For the last 22 years, extreme poverty globally had been declining. Then came COVID-19, and with it, massive job losses, shrinking of economies and loss of livelihoods, particularly for women. Weakened social protection systems have left many of the poorest in society unprotected, with no safeguards to weather the storm,” says Ginette Azcona UN Women’s Senior Research and Data Specialist.
The team expressed their excitement noting the opening indicated that Turkana county and the entire region was ripe for investment. The media company has produced several eye-catching, inspirational, informative and engaging features about the county, away from the normal news narrative that tends to concentrate on problems.
The automation would reduce time and costs in the regulation and compliance of import and export of agricultural plant products, by almost half. Due to the online platform, stakeholders would no longer need to visit the directorate for services related to the application and processing of licensing.
The Vice president, who is also in charge of the Gender and Youth cluster in the unity government, disclosed that she decided to get tested after displaying some symptoms.The South Sudan's office of the president also announced more than two dozens of Covid-19 cases in February.This included junior and senior administrators such as Presidential Press Secretary Ateny Wek Ateny and President Salva Kiir’s policy analyst Madut Majok.