The County Government of Turkana and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have resolved to strengthen their partnership on child protection services.
The Chief Officer for Education and Social Protection, Moses Korea, announced the partnership after discussions with the UNICEF team that had paid a visit to his office.
He lauded UNICEF for supporting the mapping of street children in major towns and divulged that efforts had been made to ensure their integration into society as part of rescue and rehabilitation services.
Noting that the County was relying on the national legal frameworks, which were sufficient on matters of children’s services, Chief Korea proposed further partnerships on child adoption, children’s rights Watch, and welfare systems.
Eri Mathers, the team leader of the UNICEF delegation noted the input of UNICEF and said that the process was universally supported by international laws and charters on child protection.
Mathers added that the County was on the right track toward addressing the vulnerability that children may suffer from inhumane treatments, punishment, and exploitative labour.
The meeting was also addressed by Mark Amiyo (Director of Social Protection). his Deputy, Ignatius Idoka, James Ekanyuku(Assistant Director-Social Protection), Esther Lokai(Assistant Director-Administration) And Alex Marangach(Child Protection Officer-T/Central).