Chinese Company donates Sh 80 million to rehabilitate schools, health facilities
China Gezhouba Company has released Sh80 million to rehabilitate schools and health facilities in three constituencies in Makueni and Kitui Counties as part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to the community.
Makueni, Mbooni and Kitui Rural constituencies will each receive Sh 26 million to rehabilitate and construct new classrooms in 20 schools that neighbour the Thwake multipurpose dam.
The money will also be used to rehabilitate health facilities and drill bore holes for residents who cannot access Athi River after construction of the dam started.
The revelations were made by three MPs, Daniel Maanzo (Makueni), Erastus Kivasu (Mbooni) and David Mwalika (Kitui Rural) at the dam on Monday where they addressed the media.
“We have asked the sub-contractors who will do the work to come up with the bill of quantities to hasten construction of new classrooms besides rehabilitation in over 20 schools before they re-open in January next year,” said Maanzo.
Mbooni MP Mr. Kivasu said that some of the primary schools that will benefit include Kathulumbi, Kamutonye and Ngiluni and Kitoto Secondary school and Kathiani Health Centre where a maternity wing will be constructed.
He further disclosed that five tanks will be purchased to help in harvesting water in schools adding that two bore holes will be drilled at Kalawa ward in the area.
Speaking at the same event, Kitui Rural MP said that an imaging centre will be constructed at Kanyangi Level Four Hospital besides rehabilitating Nzambia and Makanda dispensaries.
Mwalika also said that Kinyao, Kilisa, Syomakanda and Kanyangi will benefit under the corporate social responsibility of the China Gezhouba Company the main contractor at the Multi-billion Thwake Dam.
The MP also said that a bore hole will be drilled at Kilisa Primary school and Nzambia dispensary in the constituency.
On the Building Bridges Initiative, Maanzo urged the Makueni county residents to go and sign and support the initiative saying they stood to benefit from the changes that will be made in the constitution.
By Patrick Nyakundi