US pledges to support devolved govts
06 June 2013, 19:17
American Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec has said the US government is committed to working with County governments to make devolution work effectively.
Speaking in Meru on Wednesday when he paid a courtesy call to Meru County Governor Peter Munya, the Ambassador said the US mission will help Kenya achieve its development agenda.
“We are impressed by the progress of the County governments. The US mission in Kenya and the government looks forward to working with the governments in addressing challenges facing them,” Godec said.
Meru Governor Peter Munya said that his government is keen on developing bilateral cooperation with the US and other external partners to develop the County.
“We are keen to work with partners on conservation where we intend to establish a conservancy in the Northern grazing zone. This will eradicate the problems of human-wildlife conflict and create employment for residents,” Munya said.
The County is seeking private and public partnerships in other areas such as solid waste management, value addition for produce as well as increasing agricultural output.
The American Ambassador later donated sewing machines and other equipment worth about KES 500 000 to Irene Vocational Training Centre at Munithu in Imenti North.
The Centre provides vocational training to children living with disabilities.
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