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Gov’t keen to complete ongoing projects

Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) National Treasury and Planning Mr Eric Wafukho has assured residents of Bungoma County that all ongoing projects being implemented by the national government would be completed within the stipulated timelines.

Speaking on Tuesday when he inspected several projects, the CAS said the National Development Implementation Technical Committee (NDITC) is following up to ensure contractors assigned various projects complete their work within the given timelines for locals to enjoy the benefits.

Wafukho noted that plans were underway to upgrade the Bungoma Kenya Medical Training College to enable it offer more courses.

He said the government would release funds to enable the college administration to complete a storey building at that institution that has stalled since 2013.

He announced that Matulo airstrip and Misikhu -Brigadier tarmac road were among several mega projects that the government was undertaking in Bungoma and should be up and running by the end of the year.

Area County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti warned politicians to delink politics from government projects and to stop using them as ladders to seek political supremacy.

“I want to ask politicians to stop politicizing government projects and instead support the government in fulfilling its big four agenda blueprint,” Kimiti noted.

He urged the CAS to also release funds for the completion of the mega police housing unit under construction at the Bungoma police grounds to be able to accommodate more police officers.

“Some of my officers are lacking a place to stay and if this storey building is completed quickly, the problem will be solved,” he said

The Principal KMTC Bungoma Campus M/s Elizabeth Ndura said completion of the stalled proposed tuition block would boost enrollment.

She said once complete, the Sh88 million building that has stalled for eight years for lack of funds would provide additional classrooms and a multi-purpose hall.

By Roseland Lumwamu and Godfrey Wanjala

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