The Auditor General (AG) Nancy Gathungu has urged the county governments to expedite the completion of development projects so that the citizens begin reaping benefits within a short time.
Gathungu advised the counties to come up with pragmatic project plans by embracing phased implementation so as to enable the people to utilise the facilities as other phases are carried on.
The AG spoke while touring the upcoming Kakamega County Teaching and Referral Hospital and the upgrading works at the Bukhungu stadium on Tuesday.
She stated that the two are among the flagship projects being undertaken by the devolved unit and expressed satisfaction as phase one was almost complete.
“We are appealing to the county assemblies to be scrutinising the audit reports and holding the county executive to account for any queries raised,” she said.
The Deputy Governor (DG) Prof Philip Kutima dispelled the rumours doing the rounds that the anti-covid-19 vaccine is unsafe.
Prof Kutima stated that the governor, a number of county executive committee members and himself have received that jab and have not experienced any adverse side effects so far.
The county received 12, 000 doses of the vaccine from the ministry of health in the first phase last week where 27, 638 people would be vaccinated.
by Sammy Mwibanda