President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to launch several development projects in Murang’a County.
Four cabinet secretaries visited the county on Friday to ensure plans for launching the earmarked projects are ready.
Led by Interior Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Fred Matiang’i the cabinet secretaries said that the government has lined up projects ranging from irrigation, roads, innovation hubs, agriculture among other sectors to be implemented in the county.
Matiang’i observed that the earmarked projects will improve the livelihoods for residents of the county whom he asked to support the government projects.
The other cabinet secretaries including Joe Mucheru (ICT), Peter Munya (Agriculture) and James Macharia (Roads and Infrastructure) stressed the governments committed to ensuring the county gets irrigation projects and better roads.
Some of the projects the president is expected to launch include dualling of the Kenol -Marua road, construction of 174-Kilometres Mau Mau road and several irrigations schemes.
“The government is using available resources and also seeking more funds to provide better services for Kenyans,” said Matiang’i.
He lauded quality service provision in key areas in the county saying currently there are no pending applications of birth and death certificates.
The Interior CS further said police officers are ready to crack down emerging criminal gangs, adding that no one will be allowed to threaten peace of the residents.
Macharia lauded the government for the many roads being constructed in the county, saying the President will launch construction of key roads which will boost economy not only of the county but entire central region.
“The major roads including Mau Mau and dualling of Kenoal Sagana road are targeted to boost the economy of this region,” added Macharia.
On his part, Mucheru said his ministry is working with legislators to establish innovation centres which will go a long way in creating employment for thousands of young people.
“The ICT ministry is working to ensure internet connectivity at grassroots and we are also surveying areas to establish innovation centres to support Ajira programme,” he added.
Some of the projects visited included Northern water collector tunnel in Kigumo and the proposed Ng’inda irrigation scheme.
Meanwhile, the construction of the 11.7 kilometre water tunnel is complete and laying of pipes from Ndakaini dam to Nairobi will be installed before June this year.
The tunnel will also boost water volume at Ndakaini dam, a major water reservoir for Nairobi and its environs.
By Bernard Munyao