New KMTC campus to be set up in Mandera
A new campus is set to open its doors in March 2019, KMTC Board Chairman Prof. Philip Kaloki has said.
Speaking when he met with the Mandera County Governor H.E. Ali Roba and Deputy Governor Hon. Mohammed Arai yesterday, the Chairman said that opening the new campus is an initiative of H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta, the College and the County Government.
In an agreement signed between H.E. President Uhuru and Somalia President H.E. Mohammed Farmajo in March 2017, KMTC Mandera will train 200 students from Somalia every year on full sponsorship from their Government.
“This campus is part of the President’s commitment to ensure that the country has adequate and well trained health professionals to help the country achieve the Universal Health Coverage Goals by 2022,” Prof. Kaloki added.
Mandera County Governor H.E. Ali Roba assured of the County Government’s support to the campus. “We will allocate Kshs 150 million for the development of tge campus this financial year,” he said adding that “A similar ampiunt will also be allocated to the campus in the next financial year.”
Hon. Arai reiterated this and further assured that the County Government would support the campus fully.
In addition, the County has allocated 100 acres of land where a new ultra-modern campus will be built.
The Campus will offer need based courses such as Certificate in Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs )p to meet the Health needs of the people of Mandera and the neighbouring countries.
Also present during the meeting were Board Vice Chairman Eng. David Muthoga, CEO Prof. Michael Kiptoo and Mandera County Health CEC Dr. Mohamed Eda.