The Homa Bay county government has set aside Sh.80 million to fund the construction of 20 additional dispensaries to boost health care services in the region.
The dispensaries, whose construction starts next week, will be put up in 20 out of 40 wards in the county.
Speaking to KNA in Homa Bay town after launching the project, the County Secretary (CS), Isaiah Ogwe said that each facility will cost approximately Sh.4.2 million.
Ogwe reiterated that the health department has been receiving the highest budgetary allocation every fiscal year, compared to other nine departments owing to it being the most sensitive docket.
The CS further called on the contractors who were awarded the tenders to ensure they do quality work that commensurate with the amount of money allocated for each project.
He warned that the county government will not pay for shoddy work and will also blacklist errant contractors.
On his part, the County Executive Committee Member in charge of Health services Prof. Richard Muga also appealed to the contractors to observe environmental requirements during the construction to avoid rubbing the authorities the wrong way.
By Josephine Anyango/Davis Langat