Governor Anne Waiguru, MCAs to work together on development

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and the County Assembly Members have agreed to put aside their political differences and focus on development.

Governor Waiguru says that the decision will improve service delivery for the residents of Kirinyaga. Her sentiments were echoed by the Leader of Majority Kamau Murango who said that a good working relationship between the county assembly and the executive will bring efficient service delivery for the people. The two spoke after constituting a multi agency committee to oversee infrastructure development endorsed by the MCAs under the in-house roads program. The committee comprises of the County Executive technical staff, the County Assembly Leader of Majority and five elected ward representatives drawn from each sub county. The committee was formed after a meeting between Governor Anne Waiguru and the elected Members of the County Assembly.

Governor Waiguru said they have agreed that all the county trucks and roads equipment will focus on upgrading six kilometers of roads per ward per week on a rotational basis. She spoke in the company of MCAs from the County where they agreed that the first phase of the program will cover 240 kilometers of roads by January 2021, while the second phase will also cover 240 kilometers. The program will kick off immediately in Mwea where the roads in the area will upgraded through the collaboration of the County Government and the National Irrigation Board.

For efficiency, Governor Waiguru said that a robust fleet management system will be used to monitor vehicle movement and fuel consumption while the committee will be meeting every week to monitor progress and report monthly to the larger team of all elected MCAs and the governor. She said that that the County Government remains committed and resolute to the Kirinyaga Rising vision that is aimed at transforming and uplifting the living standards of every resident in the county. “Improved rural road network continues to open up the hinterlands of Kirinyaga to economic development. Kirinyaga farmers are now able to transport their farm produce to the market while farm-gate buyers can gain access to the farms. The county is a major producer of horticultural produce that feeds its local markets and markets in other counties including Nairobi.” She said.

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