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Nakuru residents promised more

28 March 2014, 18:34

Nakuru - Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua yesterday enumerated gains made last year promising to improve lives of residents via implementation of development projects in various sectors.

The governor said the education sub-sector would receive the largest chunk of development funds where Sh 280millon will be spent on construction of 147 classrooms this financial year and a further KES 30 million planned for bursaries on top of KES 90 million disbursed as bursaries to 13,500 students in secondary schools, colleges and universities.

In order to boost the agricultural sector, the county government said it would spend KES 60 million on seeds and fertilizers which will be distributed among the farmers in a bid to improve food security. Pyrethrum farming has also received a boost after all salary arrears and debts were cleared enabling the pyrethrum plant to revive its operations.

Speaking during the celebrations to mark One Year of Devolution, the governor said a further KES 72 million had been spent on purchase of drugs that will be supplied to all 421 public health facilities.

“We are also working with the ministry of roads to ensure farmers have access to the urban centres so that they can easily sell their produce, “said Mbugua.

“KES 280 million has already been allocated to build 147 classrooms in the county to ensure that children do not study while under trees,” he added

On public health, the governor pointed that already KES 72 million has already been spend on drugs for the health centers in the county which are set to run for a period of 3 months.

On the hawkers menace outside shop pavements and on road reserves within Nakuru and Naivasha towns, Mbugua said plans are underway to relocate hawkers to suitable locations adding that this will also help in promoting cleanliness in the towns.

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