Bursary cheques worth Shs 24,056,516 were issued to KUCCPs and Secondary School students from 8 Wards across the county in an exercise led by Governor Fatuma Achani.
Governor Fatuma Achani led the issuance of cheques to students from Bongwe/Gombato, Ukunda and Pongwe Kikoneni Wards respectively.
A total of 155 students from Bongwe/Gombato, 158 from Ukunda and 340 from Pongwe/Kikoneni benefited from the exercises.
Achani urged the Kwale people to fully support the county government.
“It is now time for us to put aside our political differences, and strive to work together to fulfil our development agenda as a country. Kwale belongs to us all and we all deserve good and reliable services from the county leadership,” she said.
Elsewhere, Deputy Governor Chirema Kombo presided over the issuance of bursary cheques to 270 students from Kinango, and the other 350 from Mwavumbo Wards.
In Kinango Ward, cheques worth Shs 2.9 million were issued while in Mwavumbo Ward cheques amounting to Shs 4 million were issued to the students.
The Deputy Governor also stressed the importance of unity and harmony in the community and called upon all public officers to serve the people of Kwale with devotion.
In Vanga Ward, CEC Member for Water Services Hemed Mwabudzo and Monitoring and Evaluation Director Ronald Chakaya issued bursary cheques worth 2,317,966 to a total of 245 students.
In a similar event at Mkongani Ward, Governor Economic Advisor Anthony Yama issued bursary cheques amounting to Shs 2.01 million to 64 students.
In Waa Ng’ombeni ward CEC Member for Education Mishi Mwakaole, and the Policy and Political Advisor Mshenga Ruga issued a total of Shs 2.183 Million to 293 students from the ward.
The exercise is meant to ensure that students remain in school during the third term.