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Dutch Government to partner with Migori in the fight against FGM

Dutch Government to partner with Migori in the fight against FGM


Monday, March 18, 2024,

KNA by Janemolly Achieng

The Dutch Ambassador to Kenya Mr. Maarten Brouwer has said that they will continue helping Migori County to intensify its efforts in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Brouwer who spoke during a courtesy call on the county governor Ochillo Ayacko said that the Dutch, European Union (EU) and its associate’s partner will help the county mobilise against the FGM fight in the region.

Brouwer noted that FGM was violation of human rights against women pointing out that equality and safeguarding of women health status needed concerted efforts.

He also disclosed that the Dutch embassy will partner with the country in the green energy sector through solarization as an alternative source of clean energy.

The Ambassador also noted that Migori County is strategically positioned to benefit from the East Africa Community integration through the EU-funded Isebania Sirare border post.

Brouwer added that the Dutch embassy will also partner with the country in the health sector to improve the living standards of the county residents.

Migori Governor Ochillo Ayacko who welcomed the call said that the county will partner with the Dutch in the areas of Agriculture, livestock, fishery and blue economy to improve the social economic development of the County.

Early this month, EU Ambassador Mrs Henriette Geiger and other Ambassadors from the nations of Poland, Austria, Germany and Sweden visited Migori to explore the country’s potential in the sectors of Agriculture, livestock, blue economy and mining.

The EU is currently funding the Isebania Sirare border post to hasten up the process of EAC integration for easier movement of people and embracing of free trade within the region.

Courtesy; KNA

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