Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Kitui Governor’s press
By Barrack MuliGovernor Charity Ngilu today met ward reps to discuss the progress of the county development agenda.
Speaking when she co-chaired a consultative meeting with the Speaker of the County Assembly George Ndotto at ATC hall in Kitui town, the Governor said it was important for the executive and the assembly to agree on the spending proposals to allow the county achieve the five pillar development plan.
She reaffirmed her commitment to strengthen partnership between the Executive and the Legislative arms of the government to deepen cooperation that will result in the realization of the fruits of devolution in the county.“We have the capacity to change Kitui if we think differently. It is our duty to create an enabling environment to spur growth among our people”. Ngilu said.
Ngilu said she will continue having constructive engagements and strategic deliberations to ensure all programmes started and completed within their timelines to guarantee residents benefit maximally.
She said she had dealt with challenges she inherited from the predecessor administration which included among others inadequate health personnel, stalled water projects and medical accessibility costs to improve the livelihoods of the residents across the county.
Ngilu said the national government had committed to allocate sh.200million to support the construction of a modern abattoir at Kanyonyoo – saying the plant will beef up earnings from livestock products and boost the sector at large.
The Governor said she had embarked on food production, road grading, water provision, improvements in the health sector among other development priorities to improve the state of the county economy.
Governor Ngilu pointed out the ballast crusher as a key area of interest that will raise the county’s revenue collection and create jobs for the youths in view of the proximity to the Thwake dam construction.
Noting the need to support MCAs achieve their development plan, the Governor pledged to adopt an equitable ward development approach in the FY2019/2020 budget.