In the Spirit of the holy month of Ramadhan, KDF personnel stationed at Matha Adon led by Maj Ahmed Juma have distributed clean water to Ijara GSU Camp, NPS Station, and assorted foodstuff to the local mosque and residents of Ijara.
Following the prolonged shortage of rainfall, the region is currently experiencing a shortage of clean drinking water and food scarcity. The KDF intervention was applauded by the local administration and elders, who said that KDF troops had stood with them during the dry season. “I thank the Multi-agency troops for their support to the locals and ensuring the security of this area is guaranteed.” Stated Mr. Mohamed Ali, the area chief.
He further expressed gratitude to the KDF troops for the continuous interventions to assist families in the area.
While overseeing the food and water distribution exercise, Maj Juma thanked the locals for supporting the KDF team through information sharing as it is vital in defeating all forms of terror.
“Collaboration is critical in problem-solving, an approach that requires military, Police, and the community working together, proactively, to identify underlying problems that can be addressed to reduce insecurity at its roots.” Stated Maj Juma, who further called out to people of goodwill to stretch their hands and alleviate human suffering, especially at this time when a lot of people go through tough economic times.
During the distribution, exercise beneficiaries received a variety of foodstuffs, including maize, wheat flour, rice, sugar, dried vegetables, milk, salt, eggs, and cooking oil. The locals thanked the KDF team for their generosity during the onset of the holy month of Ramadan and promised to continue supporting the LAPPSET Project and other government-initiated programs that are meant to bring economic development in the region.
Present during the exercise were regional peace coordinator (Rtd chief) Muhammad Mahmoud, community leader Mohammed Dagane, and OCS IJARA, who thanked the troops for their warm gesture.