Isiolo governor Dr. Mohamed Kuti has directed the newly nominated Municipality board members to be vibrant and ensure residents get better services in all sectors.
Dr. Kuti said there was need to properly plan for the town whose population had been growing rapidly over the years.
He said the last planning of the town was done 25 years ago when the town had a population of 13,000 people but currently the population stands at 46,000 people.
The governor said that water and sewerage systems planned 25 years ago by the defunct County Council of Isiolo had been overstretched and needed urgent expansion.
He further challenged the board to speedup planning of Isiolo creating space for public utilities and keeping the area clean so that investors could have confidence while spending their finances in the town.
Dr. Kuti said his administration in conjunction with the national government plan to have area residents get issued with 60,000 title deeds by end of his office tenure.
The governor said that his government would implement the president Uhuru Kenyatta’s big four agenda especially by planning for what is viable for the local community.
He urged the board members, who are mostly from civil society to look for sponsors of practicable projects that could steer the County to realize the vision 2030.
An immediate former sub-county administrator for Garbatulla, Mr. Osman Halakhe Dadacha, was sworn in as the first Municipality Manager for the nine-member board.
By Abduba Mamo and David Nduro