Governor Waiguru and PS Maringa hold joint projects inspection

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and the Principal Secretary for Infrastructure Prof. Paul Maringa on Monday held joint inspection of projects by the national and the county government. The two leaders toured Ngaru Girls Secondary School, Ngaru Health Center and Ngaru Market that is under construction.

At Ngaru Girls, the governor promised to install six solar panels that will enable the girls to access hot water. She also said that her administration will donate six water storage tanks and 10 computers. She also donated 2,000 packets of sanitary pads. Waiguru said that her vision is to see the schools in the county attain the standards of high performing schools and attain 100 percent transition to university. She encouraged the girls to work very hard towards the achievement of their dreams and the betterment of their future saying that those who succeed in life do so as a result of giving their best. “You can achieve whatever it is that you want to achieve” she told the girls noting that there are women who have excelled in every field and so the girls have role models they can look up to.

She said that she is also working towards realizing her dreams pointing out that being a governor was not enough as there is more than she can achieve. “This country will one day be ruled by a woman and I say that with a lot of confidence because the world is changing. For the first time America has a woman Vice President while Tanzania and Uganda have a female President and a female Deputy President respectively. Why wouldn’t we have a woman president or deputy president”, the governor remarked. She thanked the PS and the school’s alumni for implementing development projects in the school and challenged alumni from other schools to support their former schools. She promised to rehabilitation Ngaru EDCE Center.

At Ngaru Health Center project, Waiguru promised to revive the completion of the facility that stalled nine years ago. The governor said that in collaboration with National Government her administration will build a one storey maternity block as well as equip the health Center to ensure that residents have access to quality healthcare services.

The governor also toured Ngaru Market which she said would be complete in six months’ time. The market will accommodate about 300 traders dealing in fresh produce traders, clothes markets as well as electronics. She said that the market will be handed over to the County Government to run it. She said that the development projects in Kerugoya ward were all aimed at uplifting the standards of the county’s capital as set out in the county’s development plan, while other smaller towns should have standard levels of educational facilities, health facilities and markets as well. Governor Waiguru said that collaboration with the national government has enabled the county achieve many development project, all for the benefit of the county residents.

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