Drought is not a de­volved func­tion, Jama tells state

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Garissa Gov­er­nor Nathif Jama has lashed out at the na­tional govern­ment for not re­spond­ing ad­e­quately to the drought rav­aging the county. Speak­ing dur­ing Mashu­jaa Day cel­e­bra­tions at Garissa Pri­mary School yes­ter­day, he said the big­gest bud­get re­mains with the na­tional govern­ment, so it should act swiftly when such calami­ties oc­cur. Jama said this would save hu­man be­ings and live­stock. ‘It is worth not­ing that drought is not a de­volved func­tion and I wish to take this op­por­tu­nity to re­it­er­ate our plea to the na­tional govern­ment to make im­me­di­ate in­ter­ven­tions and com­ple­ment our ef­forts as a county,” he said. Jama said the county govern­ment is do­ing ev­ery­thing within its ca­pac­ity to mit­i­gate the ef­fects of the drought.

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