Bulletin Update No. 73

Having become increasing impatient with the length of time the Kenyan Government was taking to accept the donations, I emailed Hon. Rachael Nyamai to advise that I was considering withdrawing the offer due to my perceived embarrassment caused to an international airlines who are willing to send cargo over to ‘her’ people. Ironically I received an immediate reply as below:

Dear Hellen,

This is part one of the work done. We have to get funds for part two.

Rachael

Following is a sample of the document Rachael has provided.  In addition to the item described below, approval has been granted for a further 3 of the 28 boxes.


 

harambee

Application Reference No : CD2016000PPB321F0000247976 Version No : 1

REPUBLIC OF KENYA

PHARMACY AND POISONS BOARD

Permit Donation

Document 321F – Permit Donation

Document Type PER – Permits

Process 321F01 – Donation permit process

Application Reference No : CD2016000PPB321F0000247976 Version No : 1

Master Approval No Master Approval Version No

UCR Number UCR201600314885

Application Status

Approval Status :AP – Approved Used Status : Application Date :20160213

Expiry Date :20170213 Amended Date : Used Date :

Item Details

Item No :1

Item Description :MEDICAL

SUPPLIES DISPOSAL 55

VAGINAL , 8 RECTAL,

SIGMOID SPECULUM ,

RESPIRATORY SURGICAL

MASKS STAINLESS STEEL

KIDNEY DISHES SURGICAL

BLADES AND LANCETS

SHARP DISPOSABLE

CONTAINER YELLOW SITE

DRESSING

Item HS Code :9018900000 HS Description :Instruments and

apparatus, nes, for medical,

surgical… sciences

Quantity :640 Unit Of Quantity :Units Supplementary – Quantity :0 Package Type :Box, natural wood

Package Quantity :1 Foreign Currency Code :USD Unit Price FCY :0.31 Total Price FCY :200.00

Unit Price NCY :31.96 Total Price NCY :20,452.36 Country Of Origin :AUSTRALIA Item Net Weight :4 Units

Item Gross Weight :7 Units Applicant Remarks :OK


This is only a ‘portion’ of the goods I have listed to send. There is no mention of bandages, bed lines, obstetric kits etc. plus clothing for the women and children, the boxes of crayons for the Nursery school etc. I listed twenty eight boxes! I shall send another email to Rachael and ask why they have been ‘so selective’ with the acceptance of the donated items. Also I shall ask her when shall I expect PART TWO being ‘who is to pay/waiver the duty’ from the Government? This part of the project has been in progress since August, 2015!

In the meantime the Dispensary is not operating as there are no supplies and no money to pay a nurse! It is hard to understand ‘why their Government treats its people this way’?

On a more positive note Daniel said the tomato crop ‘was great’ and they were selling at the market so this money will pay the Nursery school teacher…..they are becoming self-sufficient….now for a second Greenhouse to enable the village people to have crops rotating and ‘they will be fine’.

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Cheers,

HELEN