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CLARITY ON FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN LIKONI SUB-COUNTY

ASK US FOR CLARITY ON FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN LIKONI SUB-COUNTY AND WE SHALL RESPOND. YOU CAN AS WELL GIVE YOUR RECOMMENDATION! 

 

After a long wait and mix reactions, now likoni sub-county listed beneficiaries are receiving their packages. I know there have been challenges here and there mostly brought a high level of expectations from long lists made by village elders and Balozis earlier before the formation of our Sub-county Committee. 

 

The truth of the matter is that the initial lists of beneficiaries were a total of 81000 households and the allocated food for this first phase is only 11367 to be distributed to needy and affected families among the 5 wards in Likoni sub-county. 

 

Just to give further analysis, the 11367 households is distributed in the following format and we considered the poverty index, volatility, and population. Timbwani ward was allocated 3000 households, Shikaadabu ward 2200 households, Mtongwe ward 2167 households, Likoni ward 2000 households, and Bofu ward 2000 households respectively. As per our plan, we agreed to distribute it in the same order above. 

 

Yesterday we successfully received 3000 packages for our first destination, Timbwani ward. We had a challenge in some of the distribution centers like licodep hall where expected beneficiaries were only 1250 but over 5000 showed up. We stopped the process immediately and strategized for a clear way. To make the story short, trouble comes when communities have expectations that cannot be met. The intention of the Covid 19 response team is to ensure each and every family /household gets the food but the challenge is there is no enough food to be distributed at once. At the same time, we cannot keep the food for long for obvious reasons. The food will come in phases so we must enlighten our communities to understand this. 

 

We call upon members of the public to calm and give an opportunity for a clear process. The reason as to why we requested the County Committee to allow Likoni sub-county distribution done during day time is to ensure the process is peaceful, fair, Transparent and of accountability to all. This trying moment calls for fairness and we encourage communities to embrace the spirit of sharing, Sharing with those closest to us including Neighbors, friends, and partners. Leo umepata, mfikirie jirani nae kesho akipata akufikirie. Together we shall defeat COVID 19.

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