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The ODM party is calling upon the Government to explore a post-COVID-19 recovery strategy that will enable the country’s economy and Kenyans bounce back from the pandemic.
In a meeting held on Thursday, May 14, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) said that a recovery strategy would be very important when the country will be looking into returning to normalcy, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The party’s leadership as well as the parliamentary leadership in both the Senate and National Assembly attended the meeting, which was chaired by Raila Odinga. The informal meeting was convened to “review and upraise the latest developments in light of the COVID-19 pandemic”.
“The Party and its members will continue to support and supplement the Government’s efforts towards containment of the disease and speedy return to normalcy. Further measures must be put in place to cushion the most vulnerable in society,” read part of the statement from the ODM party.
Our borders with Tanzania
ODM urged the government to be more vigilant and pay special attention to the COVID-19 situation at our borders with Tanzania.
Recently, Kenya has reported COVID-19 cases imported from the porous borders, especially at the Namanga One-Stop Border.
On Wednesday, May 13 the health ministry classified Namanga area as high risk, owing to the COVID-19 cases detected in the area. 25 truck drivers tested positive for coronavirus on the Tanzanian side.
Today, Kajiado recorded four new cases, with three of the cases coming from the Namanga border point.
ODM also want the Jubilee administration to act promptly and solve the healthcare workers’ stalemate. The workers, who are vital to the fight against COVID-19, have threatened to down their tools come Monday, May 18 demanding the government to improve their safety and welfare.