Residents of Chepkono area in Pokot South, West Pokot County are a delighted lot after a dispensary with a maternity facility worth Kshs 3.1 million was opened to boost health services in the area courtesy of the Safaricom Foundation in partnership with the area MP David Pkosing.
Hundreds of women from the remote village celebrated through songs and dance during the opening of the facility.
The women who thronged the dispensary when it was being unveiled by the area MP David Pkosing could not hide their joy since they have been walking several kilometers to other facilities to get treatment.
Speaking during the official opening of the health centre, Pokot South MP David Pkosing called on donors to partner with the County and national governments to improve health facilities in the region.
“We want to make sure that residents access health facilities. I thank Safaricom and we celebrate our partnership with them,” he said.
He said that the County was one of the marginalized regions by previous regimes before devolution and that they have to deliver for the residents.
Safaricom Regional coordinator Mr. Victor Ngumo said the facility will help mothers during delivery and called on residents to be visit the health centre to the get the services they need.
A resident, Mrs. Ann Cheruto, said they delighted with the move, “We will no longer travel to Kapenguria to get treatment, and as a result, this health center will help us a lot,” she said.