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County plans to reintroduce ward projects identification committee

The Uasin Gishu county government plans to reintroduce ward project identification committees to ensure government-funded projects reflect the needs of the people.

Deputy Governor Eng. John Barorot said the ward committee will play a crucial role in project identification to avoid cases where an individual decides single-handedly for the entire community.

The deputy governor made the remarks at Tarakwa ward office during a public participation forum.

However, Barorot said the committees which will be reconstituted in the coming financial year must have gender representation as well as the youth.

The deputy governor also encouraged members of the public to always attend public forums convened by the county to ensure their issues are put into consideration during the budget-making process.

He observed that Governor Jonathan Bii’s ‘Nguzo Kumi’ development blueprint is based on proposals received from members of the public during grassroots engagements before the 2022 general election.

On his part, the Chief Officer for Finance Eliud Chemaget said going forward, senior county officials will be engaging locals regularly as a way of auditing government-funded programmes.

“Any issues touching on projects and programmes supported by the county government will be addressed at ward levels,” he said.

By Kiptanui Cherono

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