Rift Valley Regional Commissioner (RC), George Natembeya, has dismissed rumors that his development tour of government projects in Trans Nzoia was to popularize his ambition to become the Governor in 2022.
Natembeya who was speaking at Cheranganyi GTI, after touring projects in Kwanza and Cheranganyi Sub- counties said that he was leading a regional team of government officers to inspect development projects in the region.
“The regional team is visiting the 14 counties across Rift valley to identify challenges facing several contractors and finding solutions for the projects to be completed,” Natembeya explained.
“A few of projects that are yet to be completed have been affected by the Covid-19 challenges as businesses stalled affecting collection of revenue and thereby denying the government funds to continue with the already started projects,” he said.
He revealed that the government has spent Sh16 billion on its projects in Trans Nzoia with the aim of boosting the economy of the County besides giving residents an opportunity to work harder and improve their livelihood.
Among the projects he toured was the Lessos-Namanjala- Maili Kumi na moja and Maili kumi na moja- Kerengeti- Tartar road. He commended contractors for the good work they have done in the County, adding that the government is working around the clock to pay all certificates it owes to them to finish work.
“We are after seeing to it that all government projects are completed for residents to benefit from the projects,” he said.
He also toured Cheranganyi TTI and several roads in Cheranganyi Sub- county. He asked residents to take advantage of the vast improved road net-work to improve their livelihood.
The RC asked residents to take their children to technical institutions to acquire skills that will help them to be self-employed.
Natembeya who is in Trans Nzoia for a two-day working tour will be heading to Turkana County next week to assess status of government projects.
“We will identify challenges and forward them to relevant authorities for appropriate action,” he added.
By Pauline Ikanda