New Kshs. 200 million KMTC Mandera Campus gears up for opening

New Kshs. 200 million KMTC Mandera Campus gears up for opening

The Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) in Mandera is preparing to unveil its multimillion-shilling Campus.

The construction of the Kshs. 200 million projects began in 2018, funded by the County Government of Mandera and the Equalization Fund.

During the Board’s visit led by Chairperson Mr. Joseah K. Cheruiyot on Thursday (March 14, 2024), major construction works were already completed.

At the site, a water-drilling machine was in operation as contractors finalized steps to provide alternative water supply.

Upon entering the town, the impressive Campus will be hard to miss.

Its mega gate will immediately catch your eye, followed by a magnificent administration block, classrooms, laboratories, a 1000-capacity multipurpose hall, and student hostels.

The Campus is situated on a well-fenced, 19-acre plot of land adjacent to the Mandera Teachers Training College.

“What a remarkable facility,” said Mr. Cheruiyot. “It is truly impressive,” he continued.

During a courtesy call on Governor Mohamed Adan Khalif, Mr. Cheruiyot expressed gratitude for the establishment of the Campus, highlighting its potential to attract students from neighboring Ethiopia and Somalia.

CEO Dr. Kelly Oluoch commented, “I understand that Mandera, as a marginalized county, faces numerous development challenges, but the construction of this facility demonstrates the Governor’s dedication to healthcare.”

He disclosed that the College has contacted regulatory bodies to evaluate the suitability of the facility for hosting Nursing and Clinical Medicine, among other courses.

Addressing the challenges with healthcare human resources, the Governor explained, “We’ve had health workers assigned here, but unfortunately, many don’t stay, leaving our facilities understaffed.”

“We initiated the construction of this facility for this reason. We aim to produce healthcare professionals to serve our community,” he added.

The Governor revealed that the County has allocated funds to cover over 50 percent of learning expenses for local students.

Also present were Board Directors Ms. Eunice Wangui Karanja and Eng. Joseph Atonga, among others.