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Electricity extended to remote Rapsu centre, Isiolo

Isiolo South MP Mr. Abdi Koropu has assured residents of Rapsu trading centre that Kenya Power Company would soon extend power supply to the area so as to improve services.

Speaking at Rapsu where he addressed Internally Displaced Persons from Eldera, Escort and Korbesa areas in his constituency, Koropu said the government had allocated Sh25 million to Kenya Power Company to put up a transformer at Rapsu.

He said electricity would spur development in the area and the local people enabled to create job opportunities for youths and women by establishing some light industries.

The MP said that more funds from NG-CDF would be allocated to education and security, adding that a police station will also be built at Eldera area, the new division headquarters so as to improve security.

He added that Gafarsa mixed day secondary school would be officially opened next week and assured parents that no child would be sent home for lack of school fees.

Koropu who was accompanied by his Isiolo North counterpart Hassan Odha said the area is prone to insecurity incidents, especially those emanating from conflicts with the neighbours from the former North Eastern province.

He appealed to residents who had recently fled the area owing to insecurity to return to their homes and embark on their normal lives, since the government had restored peace.

However, Odha accused local security personnel of laxity saying that they do not respond to reported incidents immediately as expected of them, hence giving criminals from neighbouring counties leeway to escape after attacking residents.

Speaking at the same forum, Devolution CAS Mr. Abdul Bahari urged locals to form more women and youth groups in order to apply for government funding which could help them uplift their standard of living.

Bahari who was a former MP for Isiolo South challenged residents to rally behind Koropu saying he had greatly improved the area in terms of education and security.

By Abduba Mamo/David Nduro

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