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United Kingdom to Increase Economic Cooperation with Kenya

Penny Mordaunt meets some of the beneficiaries of the UKaid funded Hunger Safety Net Project. Photo: Flickr/Uk in Kenya Penny Mordaunt meets some of the beneficiaries of the UKaid funded Hunger Safety Net Project. Photo: Flickr/Uk in Kenya
Nairobi, Jan 23 (Prensa Latina) The United Kingdom will give an additional aid of 29.8 million pounds sterling (27. 430 900 dollars) for various programs to support disadvantaged groups in Kenya, the national press reports today.
The increase in economic cooperation was a direct consequence of the visit of the British Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Mordaunt, who spent two days in the African nation.

At the close of his visit, Mordaunt announced the contribution of 19.8 million pounds for the Hunger Security Network Program, and another 10 million to help families with children with acute malnutrition and pregnant and breastfeeding women.

The official explained that this is an innovative cash transfer system that combines biometric technology and mobile money, which in addition to helping the most vulnerable households, will support the Kenyan government to administer and, ultimately, finance the program.

I have seen how in the face of the devastating drought in East Africa, UK aid works and is saving lives. It is in our interest to create jobs, defeat poverty and support our future business partners, as we work towards a prosperous shared future, he stated.

In addition, Mordaunt announced the launch of an association program to support Kenya in urban economic planning and investment.

During the last decade, the United Kingdom allocated 143 million pounds (almost 200 million dollars) to the Anti-Hunger Security Network Program, which is co-financed by Kenya and executed by the National Drought Management Authority.

In the framework of this visit, the two governments agreed to co-host the Global Disability Summit, scheduled to take place in London in July this year, under the auspices of the United Nations.

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  • Countries: Africa