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