By Martin Mwenga.
The Kitui CEC incharge of Health and Sanitation Dr Winnie Kitetu today joined Alice Anukur the country director of ChildFund Kenya, during the commissioning of Kaiveti Water Treatment Plant in Migwani Ward, Mwingi West Sub-county.
Addressing residents drawn from various parts of Migwani Ward, the CEC thanked ChildFund and Procter & Gamble (P&G) for their equivocal support towards actualizing water treatment plant in the area.
The CEC expressed her fears that partners are handing over projects to communities, and based on the budget allocation from the national government, a number of projects will be unmanageable and deemed white elephant projects as a result of insufficient funds in the county government.
“The ministry of Health is allocated the biggest portion of budget in the county, but a huge percentage of the budget caters for re-current expenditures, therefore a project of this magnitude the county governments will not br able to manage,”She said.
Kitetu reitatered that budget constraint to counties will only be solved by supporting Azimio movement which is spearheaded by governor Charity Ngilu in Kitui County.
“Our governor’s desire is to see Ukambani region getting a bigger share from the national government so as to spur development in Ukambani. This bigger share can only be achieved by having one of us on the table where the budget is being shared, thus our governor has concerted her effort towards both county and national politics and therefore supporting Azimio movement,” Dr Kitetu stated.
Kaiveti Water Treatment Plant will provide safe water for human consumption, thus reduce the rate of water borne diseases among Kaivaeti residents.