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Principal secretaries inspect government projects in Murang’a

Three Principal Secretaries on Thursday exuded confidence that the ongoing government projects being implemented in Murang’a county will be completed within the stipulated time.

The PSs speaking when they visited several projects in the county explained that the National Development Implementation Technical Committee (NDITC) is following up to ensure contractors assigned various projects, complete their work in the given time and locals start benefiting from them.

The three PSs, Nancy Karigithu (Maritime), Josephta Mukobe (Heritage and culture) and Dr. Julius Jwan (Education) expressed the commitment by the government in following up and ensuring that the funds allocated to the projects do not go to waste.

In Murang’a, Karigithu who was the team leader said there are several projects under construction in Murang’a which are expected to be completed before next year.

Citing the sanitary landfill facility being constructed at Maragua constituency, the PS said the project is at 71 percent complete and is expected to be completed by end of March this year.

The landfill funded by the World Bank in partnership with the national government to the tune of Sh. 1.2 billion is expected to manage solid waste from Murang’a county.

Completion of the facility has been delayed for more than six months forcing the government to extend time so as to allow the contractor complete remaining works by the end of next month.

“We can report that the project implementation is going on well despite some delays. The contractor has been paid almost his dues and we expect by next month the works will be complete,” said Karigithu.

She stressed that the facility will help in improving hygiene of the county saying the services can be extended to neighbouring counties.

On her part, Mukobe noted that they will continue to monitor the projects to ensure given funds are prudently utilized.

Apart from the projects, the team also visited various schools to monitor progress of learning after schools were reopened early this year.

Karigithi challenged school heads to trace whereabouts of learners who are yet to report back to schools.

“We want details of learners yet to report back to school so a follow up is conducted and the learners traced. We have information that in some schools some students are still missing,” she stated when they visited Peter Kariuki Secondary school.

The team also visited Gatanga Irrigation scheme among other projects being implemented in Murang’a south.

By Bernard Munyao

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