KMTC Port Reitz receives a new bus and a double cabin pick-up.
There was palpable excitement at KMTC Port Reitz as they received a brand new 51 seater bus and double cabin utility vehicle today, 13th February, 2020.
The vehicles were commissioned by the KMTC Board of Directors led by Chairman Prof. Philip Kaloki, EBS.
The commissioning of the two vehicles follows a promise by the Board last week, during a visit to the Campus, to deliver a second bus and double cabin pick up to ease movement of staff and students as they train and serve the community.
Prof. Kaloki affirmed the Board’s commitment to ensure that every KMTC Campus is well equipped to meet the challenge of training competent health professionals towards supporting delivery of the Universal Health Coverage agenda.
” I would like to thank Changamwe Member of Parliament Hon. Omar Mwinyi for being a worthy partner in the journey towards growing Port Reitz Campus into a world class training institution,” the Chairman said. He noted that just last year, the MP partnered with the College to build a tuition block at the Campus thereby creating room for growth.
Prof. Kaloki hailed Hon. Mwinyi as being development conscious and aware of the important place the College occupies in matters health, which are key for development to occur.
CEO Prof. Michael Kiptoo said the Campus would be mounting new need based programs to grow student population in the Campus. This in turn, he said, would support enhancement of service delivery within Mombasa County health facilities, where the students carry out their practicals.
Board Director Mithamo Muchiri noted that the presence of the Board in the Campus, barely a week since their last visit, was a sign of the seriousness with which they take the students’ welfare.
Board Director Mr. Frederick Wamwaki affirmed to the students that the Board would continue to support their training and would work closely with the Campus Management to address any issues facing them.
Changamwe Ward MCA Hon. Bernard Ogutu, representing Hon. Mwinyi, conveyed the MP’s willingness to continue working closely with the Campus. He said the MP had promised to build a mosque for the Muslim students in addition to allocating bursaries to needy students in the Campus.
Echoing the Chairman, Principal Dr. Jacinta Mukonzo noted that the Campus enjoys excellent collaboration with the leadership of Changamwe constituency. Through this, three classrooms had been constructed, bursaries awarded, connection of the campus to the main sewer line, fresh water and more projects are in the pipeline. “We strongly believe that we are located in the right constituency and we are very grateful,” she added.
Thanking the Board and Management, the Principal observed that the two vehicles will ease movement of both students and staff to clinical sites where the students normally take their practicum.” Port Reitz campus has planned to conduct intensive awareness creation campaign on KMTC and the training opportunities available. With the two vehicles, we are going to increase our presence within the County and beyond.
Present during the event were KMTC Principals Dr. Marsellah Ogendo (Mombasa), Mr. Kaindi Mutunga (Lamu), Ms. Priscilla Jillani (Msambweni), Mr. Festus Lwambi (Voi), Ms. Kavwa Mwakaribu (Kwale), Mr. Deche Mwatsuma (Kilifi), Changamwe National Government Constituency Development Fund (NGCDF) Board members, Changamwe Ward Assistant County Commissioner, excited staff and students from the Campus