Ngilu directs Sh6mn meant for inauguration to meet water needs
Ngilu directs Sh6mn meant for inauguration to meet water needs.
Meeting the Kitui County Commissioner Boaz Cherotich in her office for the first time since her election, Ngilu said it makes no sense to use that amount of money on a one-day event while thousands of people are suffering due to water scarcity.
“All we need on that day is a Bible and venue and it certainly does not cost Sh6 million.
Let us be sensitive to the poor in all our actions,” she said.
The forum also discussed modalities of helping farmers ahead of the coming rain season in an effort to rid the county of food deficits that trigger periodic famine and the need for relief supplies from the National Government.
She directed that the money be channelled to among other uses, making the trucks operational to begin the work of supplying water to residents.
During the briefing also attended by the County Chief Officer for the Water Jacob Mwandikwa, Ngilu sought a report on the state of boreholes in the county that required quick fixes.
She said: “The voices I have heard from the people are those of despair and I believe that we can begin to change this right away.
It must not wait any further,” a remark that is indicative of her quest to hit the ground running to fulfil her campaign promises.
She is to be sworn in on Tuesday August 22, 2017 at Muslim Secondary School Grounds to succeed outgoing Governor Julius Malombe.