Free Internet for residents
RESIDENTS of Angurai Division in Teso North district have benefitted from Sh4million World Vision (WV) South Korea sponsored Community Resource Centre. World Vision Kenya Angurai IPA Senior Program manager, Harun Ndegwa said residents will enjoy free internet, fax, telephone, typing and photocopying facilities. He said a 10-member board of trustees drawn from eight locations in the area and one each from World Vision and Katakwa Polytechnic will be constituted to run the facility.
Ndegwa was briefing the press after the official opening of the sh8m fully equipped office block by Operations Director Branch 1, Daniel Mwebi. Mwebi challenged the Teso Community embrace the culture of giving instead of waiting to be given, adding that there was need to raise leaders to take over. “We always want to remain at the top instead of encouraging your juniors to grow so that they can take over from you,” he said.
World Vision has sponsored many projects in Angurai since it started operations in the area in 2006. Ndegwa said they have spent over sh 412m in funding various projects in the area. Among the projects are sponsorship, education, HIV/Aids, Water and sanitation, Orphans and Vulnerable Children legal protection and roll back malaria among others.
Ndegwa said World Vision spends an average of 4700,000 per years, adding that the sponsorship will expire in 2023. Kakoit support group benefitted from motorcycle grant and two bulls to be used to generate income for the group. Area Councillor Moses Ote thanked World Vision for the sponsorship to OVCs and urged it to continue sponsoring dropouts to polytechnics. Others who attended the function included Teso North DO, Louis Ronoh, Councillor Charles Odera and Maendeleo ya wanawake chairperson Mary Okedi.