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West Pokot gets KES 4.9m donation for development

20 November 2013, 11:39

Pokot - The West Pokot County Government has received a major boost after getting a KES 4.9million grant meant for spatial planning of its development programmes.

The grant was secured from the United States Development Agency (USAID)-United Kingdom partnership and will be channeled towards the establishment of a strategic plan set to last for at least ten years.
“The donors have given us a period of four years to come up with the plans on various projects which they intend to perform in the country,” said West Pokot Governor, Simon Kachapin.

Kachapin thanked the donors for the grant noting that it would facilitate meeting with stakeholders from different sectors that would enable them identify different project within the locality. He also acknowledged the challenge posed by poor road network in the county exuding confidence that the funds would enable them map the county and further identify suitable projects to be established in the county.

Pokot County is one of the poorest counties in the country.

This is explained by the perennial insecurity incidences perpetuated by the cattle rustling practice that have stalled development in the region.

Many local counties have been struggling to raise extra funds to meet plans to enhance service delivery.

This has resulted in some counties establishing controversial bills to raise revenue and these have met resistance from members of the public.

– CAJ News


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