Mandera County government plans to construct close to $300,000 worth medical training institution in Mandera, a town near Kenya’s border with Somalia.
The facility which is intended to train medical students from Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia will be the first of its kind to be built in the region since Kenya got independence in 1963.
Speaking to the media, Ali Roba, Mandera Governor said that the county has set aside 100 acres of land for the training college which will be a subsidiary of Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC).
“We have already given out the piece of land where the campus of KMTC will be built. The campus will offer learning opportunities to the students from Mandera County as well as those the neighbouring countries like Somalia and Ethiopia,” Mr. Roba said.
According to the governor, the county government has earmarked Ksh 300 million ($2,970,000) for an ultra-modern campus.
“We are upgrading the county referral hospital to a state-of-the-art facility to support the training of students and serve the people of Mandera better,” the governor told the journalists.
Mr. Roba said his government has secured a tranche of the fund intended for the projected.