Uhuru says Jubilee has heavily invested in Kisii, Nyamira counties
The Jubilee Government says it has invested heavily in projects aimed at improving the lives of the residents of Kisii and Nyamira counties.
In an interview with Egesa FM, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the Government is working closely with the county governments of Kisii and Nyamira to boost the economy of the region.
The President, who recently visited Kisii and Nyamira, told Egesa FM that the Government is undertaking priority interventions in both counties.
The Head of State pointed out that during his recent visit, he launched key roads in Kisii and Nyamira. These were the Ksh 1.9 billion Mogonga-Kenyenya-Riokindo-Magenche-Mariba-Nyagancha-Ebegere-Daraja Road and the Marani Road at a cost of Ksh 2 billion in Kisii. In Nyamira, the President launched the Ksh 547.4 million Mosobeti-Kebirigo Road.
“One of our major objectives of visiting the two counties was to launch these roads because infrastructure is a key ingredient to unlocking the economic potential,” President Kenyatta said.
President Kenyatta clarified that besides the roads he launched, the national government plans to construct an additional 200 kilometres of roads in the area.
The President revealed that the government will in the next two months issue tenders for the construction of more roads in the densely populated region.
“These are very productive counties and the roads will improve the transportation of people and farm produce to the markets.”
He said his visit also focused on the health sector where the Jubilee government has invested more than Ksh 1.45 billion through the Managed Equipment Service project in the two counties.
While in the South Nyanza region, the President commissioned the Managed Equipment Service project at Nyamira Level 5 and Kisii Level 6 Teaching and Referral hospitals valued at Ksh 700 million and Ksh 750 million respectively.
“Working together with county governments, we want to ensure that Kenyans have access to specialized medical services whenever they need them.”
He affirmed that was the reasoning behind the Managed Equipment Service project where two hospitals in every county are being equipped with MRI, theatre, renal dialysis, radiology and Intensive Care Unit facilities.
On electricity, President Kenyatta said that the government has connected 750 primary schools to electricity in Kisii and 410 in Nyamira in the last three years.
“The beauty of this project is that homesteads within a radius of 600 metres from the connected primary schools will get supplied with electricity at an affordable cost.”
“This has removed the burden that was placed on consumers in the past where they were required to meet the cost for transformer installation.”
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