Chief Officer Esther Ikaru held a consultative meeting with a team from World Food Programme(WFP) to discuss partnership on warehouse management.
The Chief Officer appreciated WFP for their commitment in supporting the designing, fencing and construction of Rubbles for the warehouse.
She revealed that the County Government has acquired documents for the 10 acre piece of land set aside for the warehouse.
“The County Government will input resources to allow for structural set up, expansion and development of the land. Once constructed, the Rubbles will cut costs on rent and a good course for sustainability.” She noted.
WFP Head of Supply Chain, Josefa Zueco, reiterated their commitment to support the sustainability of food storage which she said will enhance food safety and capability to respond to emergencies.
She further said that the Organization will complement future food security assessment adding that they will also equip and train warehouse staff to build capacity in warehouse management.
County Director Disaster Management Vincent Palor appreciated WFP for the support on the DRM policy saying that the directorate will carry out an assessment on vulnerable drought areas to monitor its impacts.
On timelines during emergency response, Director Palor committed to push for a framework agreement with suppliers and transporters involved which he said will enhance timely emergency response and intervention.
CO Esther also led the team to a tour of the Warehouse and thereafter to the demarcated land for the proposed construction of the County warehouse situated at Kanamkemer in Lodwar.