Singer Esther Akoth, alias Akothee was on Wednesday , August 6 appointed to the The Lake Region Economic Bloc to help its members battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya who is the chairman of the bloc said the committee will aid in mobilising resources to help counties recover the economy.
“Mobilisation of critical actors in both public and private sectors is of utmost urgency and importance towards mounting an effective regional COVID-19 control and socio-economy in the region,” said Oparanya.
The county head noted that the reopening of the economy has caused a surge in COVID-19 infections, insisting that additional commitments is required to curb the spread of the virus.
“The partial opening of the economy and cross border movement of people caused increased Covid-19 infection spread and requires additional commitments and efforts,” Oparanya added.
Members of the committee will be officially inaugurated on August 14.
The members will be tasked with among others establishing the level of socio-economic impact of the pandemic on households in the region and proposing to the bloc mechanisms for effective linkages, inter-county sharing of resources for COVID-19 and for socio-economic recovery.
The members of the committee include celebrities and investors in the region.
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