Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has vowed to bring lasting change to the social-economic welfare of the people of Kitui County using her 5-pillar development agenda.
Speaking in a series of Jamhuri Day rallies in Nzambani, Kisasi and Mbitini wards in Kitui East and Kitui Rural Sub-counties, the Kitui Governor said 54 years of independence have not delivered true change to the people.
She said there was little to celebrate for those years in Kitui County saying her people continued to suffer abject poverty, water scarcity, poor health, unemployment and a myriad other problems.
Speaking when she inspected Kangweni Water Pipeline and borehole in Nzambani ward. Mrs. Ngilu said her government would devote Kshs.1.5 billion to water development.
She said her 5-pillar development plan was focused on water and food security, good health care for all, education and youth empowerment, women empowerment and wealth creation in order to improve livelihoods of the residents of Kitui County.
“Do not cry about our past of suffering and indignity, let us take a step of courage forward together and work in unity to transform our county”, she said.
She said the County government would roll out a subsidized Universal Health Insurance in which each household will pay only Kshs.1,000 annually to access free medical care.
Mrs. Ngilu who also toured green gram farms in Kisasi and Mbitini wards said the county would reap about Kshs.6 billion from sale of green grams.
She said that her government was keen on job and wealth creation with a view to empower youth and women through promotion of exploitation and value addition locally available resources such as livestock, green grams, mangoes, cotton, millet among others.
Governor Ngilu said her government will construct an abattoir and support value addition of livestock products.
Ngilu called on MCAs to support her agenda through passing the relevant legislative agenda to propel Kitui County towards faster development.
Mrs Ngilu was accompanied by Deputy Governor Dr. Wathe Nzau and several MCAs namely Kasee Musya (Kisasi), James Mbuvi (Chuluni), Ruth Kyene (Nzambani), Nzomo Mwalali (Mbitini) and Alex Nganga (Miambani).