Kenya has delivered food and medical aid to the Mozambican Government in Pemba Bay, Cabo Delgado Province.
The aid, aboard a Kenya Airforce carrier, will assist about 300,000 people displaced in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province following insurgence by the jihadist Al-Shabaab militants that has tormented the region since October 2017.
Kenya Foreign Affairs CAS Ababu Namwamba delivered the aid on behalf of the government,
“I’m happy to be on this great land of Samora Machel, a truly fine son of Africa, to deliver a special message of goodwill and solidarity from my President, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta,” Ababu said.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta and the people of Kenya extend our sincere sympathies and humble assistance to the people of Mozambique. This is the spirit of global solidarity against terror. This is the spirit of African solutions to African problems.”
Namwamba added that the government of Kenya stands in solidarity with Mozambique in rejecting terror of any form or complexion, and in line with the warm bilateral ties that have bound the two countries for decades.
The aid is in the spirit of silencing all guns across the length and breadth of Africa by this year 2020 as desired by the African Union.
Namwamba expressed confidence that the long-standing fruitful friendship between Kenya and Mozambique will continue for the mutual benefit. He also appreciated Mozambique for firmly supporting Kenya’s successful UN Security Council bid.
Mozambique’s Minister of State for Administration and Public Management Ana Comoane was on hand to receive the donation.
“It is an honour for me to accept this generous donation of food and medical supplies sent by the government of Kenya. We thank the government of Kenya especially President Uhuru Kenyatta.” said Comoane
Comoane was grateful that Kenya is always the first government which responds to Mozambique’s plea for help.
“Kenya is a real friend and Kenyans are always with us all the time.” He added.