Urban Economic forum roots for sustainable livelihoods in Kitui

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

By county diary

The Sustainable Urban Economic Development Programme has held its first meeting in Kitui County. Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

The Meeting was held at the Kitui Parkside Villa Hotel in Kitui Town where it had been organized by the SUDEP in partnership with the Kitui County government, Coffey and UKAID through funding by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID).

The meeting is part of the implementation by the SUP of a 400 million shillings project in Kitui County through the DFID’s funding where the project’s aim is to support groups from the county’s areas that are under the Kenya Municipal Programme (KMP).

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The areas are the Kyangwithya East, Mulango, Kyanwithya West, Matinyani, Nzambani, Katulani, Kauma, Kitui Township, Itoleka, Kithumula, Kalimani and Mutulu Locations.

The 12 locations are the area that was being covered by the diverged Kitui Municipal Council. The SUDEP is supporting some ten of Kenya’s 47 counties that are under the KMP including Kitui.

The participants were trained on the industry including bricks making, agriculture and livestock including bees and honey and trade and commerce including tourism.

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In his speech, the Kitui County Trade, Cooperatives and Investment Ministry Chief Officer, Francis Kea, highly thanked the participants and the event’s organizers for making the event a success.

“The 400 million shillings project by the donors is for our Kitui County and we are happy with the assistance,” the CO said. “We appreciate you. We are welcoming you.

We are with you all through,” Kea told the donors as he thanked them for the gesture. The Kitui County Assembly Member for Kitui Township Ward, Anthony Ndoo Mwanzia, also addressed the function among others. “This project is not because of us the leaders.

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It is for the people whom we lead,” the County Assembly Member said. “The project worth 400 million shillings is not a small project,” Mwanzia added.

The function was also addressed by Juliet Syombua Mwendwa, an official from the Kitui County Tourism, Sports and Culture Ministry among others.

The end of the story.

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