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The KMTC Board, led by Chairman Prof. Philip Kaloki, EBS, has today travelled hundred of kilometers to inaugurate KMTC Ndhiwa Campus for the people of Kenya.
This brings the total number of Campuses in Homa Bay County to three and 72 in the country.
“The expansion by KMTC is in line with the Government’s Universal Health Coverage (UHC) agenda which seeks to ensure that every Kenyan can access quality and affordable health care easily,” KMTC Board Chairman Prof. Philip Kaloki, EBS said while opening the Campus.
The Chairman encouraged area residents to take advantage of the Campus’ proximity by enroling their children. He announced that there would be admission officers at the newly opened Campus for three days, starting tomorrow, to help applicants with the application process.
Prof. Kaloki added that the Campus will mount courses to support the County in it’s endeavor to enhance health service delivery and would begin admitting students in March 2020.
Homa Bay Deputy Governor Mr. Hamilton Orata reiterated the Governor’s pledge to fully support the growth of Ndhiwa Campus into an ultra-modern institution of higher learning. In line with this, Mr. Orata reported that the County Government had allocated land for expansion of the Campus and would add another 8 acres for further expansion. He confirmed that construction of 9 classrooms for Ndhiwa Campus would be completed by end of July. Furthermore, six lecturers had also been seconded to the Campus in preparation for the arrival of students.
Ndhiwa Member of Parliament Hon. Martin Owino informed the Board that in addition to the infrastructure already in place, the Ndhiwa National Government ConstituencyDevelopment Fund (NGCDF) had allocated Kshs 25 Million for further development of the Campus.
Hon. Owino said that the KMTC Campus was the first institution of higher learning in the Constituency. He observed that the area youth would now have an opportunity to advance their education after high school, setting a solid foundation for their careers.
KMTC Board Directors Mr. Mithamo Muchiri and Mr. Frederick Wamwaki confirmed that the Board would fully support, Ndhiwa Campus. The positive spillover effect from the Campus would be felt for generations to come, starting with enhanced health services, they said.
The Board had also earlier on in the day paid a courtesy call to Homa Bay County Governor Cyprian Awiti. Governor Awiti had assured the KMTC Board that his Government would continue to provide any support necesary to grow and develop Campuses in his County as qualified Health Professionals are the cornerstone of the UHC agenda.
The occasion was attended by KMTC Nyanza regional coordinator Ms. Dorothy Tshombe, KMTC Principals Mr. Dominic Ndombi (Homa Bay), Mr. John Kurui (Bondo), Ms. Margaret Odidi (Kisumu), Dr. Paul Chandoo (Migori), Mr. George Tibi (Sigowet), Mr. Ben Simiyu (Rera,) MCAs Mr. Nicholas Owaka (Kanyamwa), Mr. David Oloo (Kologi), community members and staff and students of Homa Bay Campus.