The National government will solidify and coordinate all projects being implemented in Murang’a county.
The Interior and National Coordination Cabinet Secretary (CS), Dr. Fred Matiang’i has said proper coordination of the government projects will establish if the projects have impact to the locals.
He said the government is currently working on various projects and the status of the projects must be known so that residents can appreciate what the President is doing to the people.
Speaking when he represented President Uhuru Kenyatta at ACK Cathedral Church in Murang’a South on Sunday during a fundraising event, Matiang’i observed that there is a need for a full leadership forum in the county to assess progress of implementation of government projects.
Leaders, he said should avoid politicising the projects as they are funded by one government and to benefit all Kenyans.
“The President is keenly following up on how far the projects being implemented at county level. As minister entrusted to coordinate government projects; am committed to ensure all the projects being done are fully completed and operational, ” he said.
The CS was responding to Murang’a governor, Mwangi wa Iria who had said that government projects should be solidified and coordinated so as to lock out leaders who want to gain political mileage using government initiatives.
Mwangi noted that proper coordination of government projects will bar those who want to politicise them for personal benefits.
He said some leaders have been taking advantage of projects being implemented by the government to seek support from locals, stating that locals need to know the truth so as to stop accusing government on claims that it has done little to the people.
Matiang’i was accompanied by Transport Cabinet Secretary, James Macharia and his Information, Communication and Technology counterpart, Joe Mucheru.
He said the President will soon be visiting the county to commission several projects, including that of dualing of Sagana-Marua road.
On his part, Mucheru lauded existing peaceful environment which has allowed the government to implement many development projects without political conflicts.
He said other African countries are trying to copy from Kenya on ways of adopting of digital technology in providing services to Kenyans.
“The digital census which was done in the country recently, was a big advancement in the country and many foreign nations are trying to learn from Kenya,” added Mucheru.
Macharia speaking in the same occasion lauded the government for many roads that are being tarmacked in Mrang’a County.
The CS said better roads will be a big legacy for the President to the people of Murang’a County.
By Bernard Munyao