MTRH Hosted To Twin Cities Gala in Minneapolis
Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH), Eldoret Municipal Council (EMC) and the Eldoret Water and Sanitation Limited (ELDOWAS) were treated to a gala night hosted by the City of the Minneapolis.
The gala held in May 2012 was to celebrate several years’ of sustained collaboration between the City of Minneapolis and the Eldopolis Committee and to award individuals who have contributed to the benefit of the society. The individuals who had contributed were the owners of Caribou Coffee who export Kenyan coffee and Cut Fruit Express among others.
The event was graced by the Kenyan Ambassador to the United States H.E. Elkanah Odembo.
Meanwhile, The Minneapolis-Eldoret, Kenya Sister City Program has won Sister Cities International’s 2011 “Innovation: Humanitarian Assistance Award” for cities with populations between 100,001 and 500,000. In the last few years, Minneapolis has donated emergency equipment and training to Eldoret Municipal Council to improve public safety in their community.
The Innovation awards recognize the accomplishments of outstanding community and individual sister city programs that promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation. Since 2009, the City of Minneapolis has donated fire-fighting equipment and a used fire truck to its sister city of Eldoret.
At the time of the Fire Department’s trip to Eldoret in 2011, the city of approximately 220,000 people had only one reliable fire truck that was stationed at the airport.A delegation from Eldoret made a trip to Minneapolis on May 7, 2012 to meet with city leaders.
Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital was represented by a delegation led by the Director, Dr. John Kibosia. The others included Dr. Wilson Aruasa (Assistant Deputy Director Clinical Services) and Ms. Selah Plapan (Head, Public Relations and Marketing department).
Additional information from: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/news/WCMS1P-092324