A section of Cabinet Secretaries led by Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Interior, Dr. Fred Matiang’i has toured Embu on inspection of ongoing national government projects.
While addressing the media, Matiang’i noted that the ongoing inspection is to ensure the projects being implemented by the government were progressing as expected.
“This is in line with the directive of the President Uhuru Kenyatta for formation of a Cabinet committee that will strictly focus on implementation and development of national government projects which started its work four weeks ago,” Dr. Matiang’i observed.
Dr. Matiang’i noted that the committee has been reviewing national government projects all over the country, adding that they have now started going to the regions.
“We have come to the point of going to the regions and we are sitting down with national government administration in the region to go through each of the project to ensure the projects are being implemented and going on well,” he noted.
The CS said the purpose of the tour is to ensure the government is not losing resources and the projects were completed on the stipulated time.
He further said they have started with Eastern Region in assessing regional government projects where they would also sit with field officers who were working on the projects.
Dr. Matiang’i said the committee would tour all the eight regions of the country ensuring the national projects were on course adding that the president expects factual information on the projects. “The President wants delivery and not stories,” he further noted.
The CS in charge of Transport and Housing, James Macharia who was among the seven CSs said the national government is targeting to construct 500, 000 houses in its housing big four agenda to cater for the prevailing 200, 000 house deficit.
“Already, we have developers and investors who we have approached with housing stock exceeding 1 million houses that is double of our target,” Mr. Macharia noted.
Governor Martin Wambora noted that the county government would continue working closely with the national government to ensure achievement of the President’s big four agenda.
The team toured Embu Level five hospital where the national government is constructing a CT scan laboratory after a courtesy call at governor Wambora’s office.
The team also inspected a civil servant housing scheme which is going on in Embu before proceeding to inspect a road being constructed at Kathangariri area which is about 73 per cent to completion.
Other CSs who accompanied Matiang’i, included Farida Karoney (Lands), Eugene Wamalwa (Devolution), Sicily Kariuki (Health), Simon Chelugui (Water) and Joe Mucheru (ICT).
By Kimani Tirus