Baringo South Member of Parliament (MP), Charles Kamuren, has revealed that more than 3,000 households in his Constituency are set to benefit from Last Mile connectivity programme.
Kamuren made the remarks at Yatoi village in Marigat Ward during the commissioning of the second phase of the last mile connectivity covering Milimani and Kamagonge where he stated that 54 similar projects have been rolled out in the entire Constituency in a bid to achieving a universal access to electricity.
The Legislator noted that over 150 households are expected to benefit from the commissioned grid whereas other areas of Ngambo and Mukutani will follow in the next phase.
“We need to get the entire Constituency connected with electricity because it is one way of deterring criminal activities in our region that has also been faced with insurmountable insecurity challenges,” he said.
The first time MP elected in 2018 through a by-election said he will continue seeking support from development partners to improve development in his area so that he can leave a legacy by the end of his term in 2022.
He urged various communities residing in the region, especially those engaging in irrigated agriculture farming to make good use of such National Government programmes for their economic prosperity.
Area Member of the County Assembly (MCA), Nixon Lemlem, lauded the initiative, saying that it was a step forward in improving livelihoods of the local residents.
Accompanied by officials from the Kenya Power and Giza Cables Industries, Lemlem stated that despite other challenges of poor road network in the area, electricity will come as a boost since it will open up small enterprises such as Jua kali and food processing plants in rural market centres.
By Benson Kelio and Joshua Kibet