Bungoma County has started local production of face masks in its bid to ensure as many people as possible in the County protect themselves from the novel COVID-19.
Made at Wekelekha Vocational Training Centre, the “Made in Bungoma” masks are a product of a licence and certification from Rivertex.
According to Governor Wangamati, the centre will be making up to 10,000 face masks per week.
In adapting the masks to the community, the “Made in Bungoma” masks are reusable after washing and sanitizing, a fact that responds to the challenge of costs associated with the disposable ones.
The products will be given out for free to Boda Bodas, Mama Mboga, Matatu operators as well as County Government employees.
Wekelekha is one of the 10 VTCs being upgraded into Centre of Excellence as part of Governor Wangamati’s push to up-scale the training of technical skills in the County.
In January, the Centre started making County uniforms, including those for nurses, ward admins, Sub County admins and Enforcement Officers.
In what tells of the institution’s potential, the Centre delivered naval white ceremonial uniform for a full parade in a record 24 hours.