The National Drought Response Steering Committee appointed by President William Ruto has been launched by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.
The Committee’s primary interventions will focus on areas of food, water, livestock, health, wildlife, energy, education, security, forestry, agriculture, and irrigation.
This was contained in a Press Release issued to the media from the office of the Deputy president of Kenya.
“The committee will be tasked with establishing a private-sector-led National Drought Mitigation Appeal Fund in conjunction with the Kenya Red Cross, as well as mobilizing resources to supplement the government’s drought response program in alleviating the impact of the country’s drought.
“The Committee’s primary interventions are on areas of food, water, livestock, health, wildlife, energy, education, security, forestry, agriculture, and irrigation.”
The steering committee will report to the Deputy President, and he will also support the interventions to protect affected populations from the effects of the ongoing drought, such as the cash transfer program.