June 24, 2024
Governor Sakaja Assures Parents The DishiNaCounty Program Is Still On

Governor Sakaja Assures Parents The DishiNaCounty Program Is Still On

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has promised parents and students that the city’s Dishi na County school food program will not be affected by the national government’s proposal to phase down school feeding programs.

This comes after the National Treasury suggested eliminating funding for the school meals programs in the 2024/2025 fiscal year budget estimates.

This provoked outrage among MPs, who expressed concern that the measure might harm 4.5 million students.

The scheme was budgeted Ksh.4.9 billion in the current fiscal year, but the Ministry of Education requested Ksh.1 billion more in the supplementary budget.

However, in a statement made on Tuesday evening, Nairobi County insisted that its school food program will continue to be conducted.

“Nairobi parents and children should not worry. Dishi na County school feeding Program remains on,” said the Governor.

Sakaja emphasized that his administration was committed to improving the program, with 200,000 meals provided every day, an increase from the previous 180,000 meals prepared last term. 

The school feeding program in Nairobi is managed by the NGO Food4Education in collaboration with the Nairobi County Government.

“200,000 children are now enlisted and will continue to eat daily,” Sakaja affirmed.

The French government has provided Ksh.144 million to Food4Education for food subsidies to help 25,000 students who cannot afford the Ksh.5 per day required to receive food. 

The Governor said that the county is building an extra seven kitchens split over seven constituencies to serve the remaining sections of the city.

Governor Sakaja Assures Parents The DishiNaCounty Program Is Still On

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