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County holds bonding forum

The  National  Government  has  pumped  over Sh.35 billion into projects in Embu County  covering irrigation, electricity connectivity and road  works  among  others.

According  to  Embu County Commissioner (CC), Abdullahi  Galgalo, the county has about  98% electricity connectivity while other incomplete  projects  are going on well.

Galgalo  who  was  addressing participants at a National and County governments Bonding Forum  on Wednesday  said the national government would continue working closely with the county government to efficiently deliver services to Embu residents.

“The  National government and county government must work closely together and I direct all the Deputy County Commissioners to ensure local leaders collaborate and work closely in service delivery to  wananchi,” Galgalo directed.

On  prudent  use of national government funds, the CC said he would closely monitor how the funds were being used, including CDF for all  the funds must be directed to the intended use and properly accounted for.

The  security boss also directed chiefs to give full support to agricultural extension officers to ensure food security in the county which is one  of  President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four  Agenda.

He  appreciated  the chiefs for their role at grassroots level, saying they were crucial; being the first point of contact with wananchi.

“Chiefs  and their assistants are crucial as they hold this country together for they are the immediate reporting point of wananchi in case of  anything; the higher administrative offices just facilitate their work,” he added.

He  challenged the Sub County Police Commanders to support chiefs and their assistants because of the significant role they played in the society, urging all of them to be firm and fair.

On  reducing crime in the county, the CC gave  assistant County Commissioners an ultimatum of two weeks to ensure elimination of gambling machines and illicit brews in their areas of jurisdiction.

Governor  Martin  Wambora  who  also graced the forum urged politicians in the county to desist from early 2022 campaigns and focus on development.

Wambora  promised to work closely with the national government to ensure Embu residents get the best services.

The  County boss promised that the County  Assembly would ensure the county alcoholic laws which allow opening of bars from 2.00pm were  aligned  to  Mututho  law.

The  Forum, held at  Kenya School of Government, Embu  was  attended by national government administrative officers, county security officers and  officers from county government.

By  Kimani  Tirus

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