The Embu Catholic Diocese campaign encouraging the residents to construct and keep clean toilets has enabled the county improve toilet coverage from number 40 out of 47 counties to 13th for a period of three years.
Caritas Director, in Church’s development wing, Father Alex Mate says the campaign helped the needy families successfully by facilitating the construction of quality toilets that are used in all seasons.
He disclosed the campaign was driven by a battalion of 100 highly trained young and energetic people whom were led by the motto of “Choo bora si bora choo” and in which they expect to continue promoting the value of having toilets not only in Embu County but also in the neighboring counties.
Fr. Mate said the Integrated Rural Development Program of the Diocese, has enabled the church in helping the creation of more awareness to the communities in matters of sanitation, water, food and nutrition ensuring the parents with young children under five years benefits.
The church official spoke at a fund raising funtion at Nguviu Girls High School recently.
On his part, the University of Embu Chaplain, Fr. Joseph Kirimi thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for appointing Prof. George Magoha as the Cabinet Secretary for Education and said he was very confident that the latter will oversee the Ministry of education to realise great reforms at the Ministry as he did while in docket of the Kenya National Examinations Council.
Fr. Kirimi, is the school’s Board of Management Chairman. He also appealed to the national government to increase funding schools in matters of infrastructure where he explained some schools lack essential facilities and especially the primary and secondary schools. In addition, he also said the government support will provide an enabling environment to total transition of pupils from primary to secondary schools.