Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology donated food stuffs to the Bondo Sub-county Covid -19 Response Committee to help those affected by the Covid 19 pandemic due to loss of income and floods victims within Siaya County. The consignment comprising of maize flour, milk and other assorted items valued at Ksh. 223,270 were handed over to the Chairman of the Bondo Covid-19 Response Committee Mr. Tom Macheneri who is also the Deputy County Commissioner Bondo and his Co-Chair Hon. Jaoko Oburu the Siaya County Executive Committee Member (CECM) in charge of Enterprise and Industrial Development.
While donating the consignment, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of Research, Innovation and Outreach Prof. Benson Estambale representing the Vice- Chancellor Prof. Stephen Agong’, noted that this was part of its Corporate Social Responsibility by reaching out to the needy members of the community during this challenging time through this noble initiative. “As a university we have realized that within Siaya County, we have many vulnerable members of the community some of whom have lost an income due to the Covid -19 pandemic and flood victims.” Said Prof. Estambale.