The Governor of Kajiado County Dr. David Nkedianye joined wananchi of Kajiado in celebrating three years in power at Nakeel grounds in Kajiado North.
Dr. Nkedianye accompanied by his deputy Paul Ntiati, Senator Mositet, MCA Mwathi Pere, and other county officials, inspected a guard of honors from the enforcement officers and the Kenya scouts before being entertained with songs by different schools and choirs from all over the county in an event where citizens turned out in large numbers.
The Governor outlined several development projects done by his government since its formation. According to the governor on health services the county government invested in increasing access to services delivery through increasing number of dispensaries, purchased and equipped 6 new ambulances at a cost of more than Ksh 40million. 1 of which is able to offer highly specialize care during patient referral. The biggest beneficiaries are Ongata Rangai. Health projects which have been the construction of a mortuary, maternity wings. Major theatres, fencing works, estimated to be at Ksh. 40.9 million. Kajiado Referral hospital that is being upgraded at a cost of ksh 53.7 million and Loitokitok Sub County hospital that has ksh 25.8 million for upgrading and refurbishment of its mortuary. An overall of 71 health projects at an estimated cost of 504,202,362 as a total investment on construction and upgrading of health infrastructure in Kajiado.
In lands and physical planning the governor said kajiado is the first county in Kenya to register and issue 300 National land commission allotment letters in conjunction with the county land management board to plot owners of Olekasasi A. This is a great milestone considering the wrangles that has come to characterize our county with regardless to ownership of lands. With regard to Urban planning and development planning for Lasit and Ilbissil town and already complete. With regard to environment as a way to ensure continuity conservation preservation and suitable use of environment recourses and 2000 seedlings for planning are distributed per ward.
On roads and public works the Dr. Nkedianye said a lot of roads are been opened up and other tarmacked to meet the need of wananchi.
“We are expanding and improving existing roads networks in the urban and rural areas and we have tarmacked several roads to improve accessibility to needy places like government facilities and we have started constructing bus parking bays in Kitengela which is almost complete and Ngong which is in progress. We are doing this to ease the traffic jam in our towns.” Noted the governor.
In Education and sports, the governor said his administration is doing a lot of improvement to the sector
“We already have six polytechnic in Entasopia, Saikeri, Namelok, Isinya and meto. A total of 296 ECDE classrooms have been constructed across the county, 499 care teachers have been employed and hiring 31 instructors for polytechnic. In sport our ladies are awarded the women champions in inter counties champions held at kwale last year.” He added that in the previous year our men football team won a trophy in the men category when the competition was launched at Laikipia County. The disable people have not been left behind they have benefited from participating in sport, Paralympic sports for person with disability. We purchased devices such as wheel chairs, hearing aid.
The sector of water and irrigation has embarked on an ambitious plan of availability affordable water by sinking 18 boreholes, 30 pipelines equipping water projects among others activities.