Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya and his Deputy Madam Fatuma Achani on Wednesday officially opened Mwereni dispensary in Mwereni ward, Lunga Lunga sub county.
They said the unveiling of the facility brings to an end many years of problems that the residents have been experiencing on matters of health.
The facility has an out-Patient block and a maternity wing, bringing ordinary treatment and maternity services closer home.
Mvurya said that Kwale people will be more productive as they will be healthier after his administration invested heavily in the health sector, ensuring health services were as close as they could be to the residents.
“As a county government, we want to make sure residents can walk the shortest distance from their homesteads to access health services,” said Mvurya.
The county boss said the devolved unit has so far built 137 health facilities across the 20 wards of the coastal county.
On the other hand, Achani said the county government has done a lot in the department of health and also other vital sectors.
Achani urged the people of Kwale to choose leaders with the desire to serve them for meaningful progress.
She termed the facility a step in the fulfillment of the rights of people to access quality healthcare from the devolved unit and urged residents to make use of it.
In attendance were County Executive Committee (CEC) Members Francis Gwama (Health), Mangale Ndegwa (Education), Sylvia Chidodo (Public Service and Administration) and Hemedi Mwabudzo (Infrastructure Development and Public Works).
by Hussein Abdullahi