By Sonia Kavuli

Nyali Member of Parliament Mohammed Ali has issued term-one bursaries to students in eight public secondary schools in Nyali, Mombasa County.

Speaking during the bursaries disbursement event at Khadija Primary School, the MP expressed his commitment to supporting the education sector in Nyali sub-county.

The lawmaker promised to build a TVET institution in a bid to ensure that every child transitions to higher learning after completing secondary education.

“Now that I am the Head of the Parliamentary Service Commission, I believe I’m in a better position to help the residents of Nyali,” he said.

The Nyali MP added that he is working closely with CS Salim Mvurya to revive the blue economy sector.

He also stated that he will set up a police station and provide cheaper and easy access to the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) in three years.

The MP issued 15 million to Mombasa Secondary School for the Physically Challenged, Pwani School for Mentally Challenged, Mohammed Ali Girls, Frere Town Secondary School, Kongowea Secondary School, Kwa Bulo Secondary School, Maweni Mixed Secondary School and Khadija Secondary School.

Boniface Munyiva, CDF Chair Manager at Kongowea Office, said the board’s criteria for issuance of bursaries did not support favouritism but followed certain criteria.

The challenge, he said, is due to inadequate funds, which is why the constituency has been lagging behind in matters education.

Khadija Secondary School Deputy Principal underscored the need for parents and guardians to monitor and regulate the use of social media by children.

Rehema Nasoro, a parent, urged parents to communicate with school heads about their difficulties in paying school fees to ensure no child stays at home due to lack of fees.

Sanitary towels were also issued to school-going girls during the event.