President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday held the first Cabinet meeting this year and approved the construction of a Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Centre (C-IED Centre) and the 23rd session of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)/World Health Organization (WHO) Coordinating Committee meeting.
Details of Uhuru's first cabinet meeting in 2019
Uhuru approves crucial project
Kenyatta, stated that the C-IED Centre would be set up at the Embakasi Garrison in Nairobi.
The new center is set to be a constituent college of the International Peace Support Training Centre that will equip the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) personnel with the knowledge and technology to effectively detect and safely disarm IEDs.
The President accepted an offer from Germany, who had donated 1.8 million euros (Sh208 million) to facilitate the building of the C-IED Centre.
According to Kenyatta, the infrastructure would offer support during the period that the KDF will remain in Somalia where IEDs are constantly used by the Al-Shabaab terror group.
Uhuru's Big 4 agenda
The FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee meeting will take place on September 2 to 6 in Nairobi and is noted boost Kenya’s Big 4 Agenda especially the food security and nutrition pillar.
The meeting will offer Kenya’s food industry players a platform to display their products.
The leaders further highlighted that international gathering will act as a platform for Kenya’s tourism sector which will strengthen the country's position as a preferred tourist destination on the continent.
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