Kitui County Assembly on Wednesday (20/2/2019) embarked on a fact finding exercise within all the 40 wards in a bid to inspect all development projects.
The one week exercise kicked off at Ngomeni ward within Mwingi North of Kitui where majority of residents complained of stalled projects.
Mitamisyi dispensary within the same ward needs to be equipped with variety of drugs, installation of solar power, increment of nurses, fencing of the facility, among other key factors according to a source within the facility who sought anonymity.
Mwathi Nduu, a local in the area complained of attending too many public participation forums yet nothing is done even after forwarding their urgent wants and needs.
“the main stumbling blocks in Ngomeni is water, bad roads and education. Pro poor bursaries need to be increased,” lamented Mwathi.
In Tseikuru, among the stalled projects include lower eastern cultural heritage Centre which is half way constructed on a land donated by former vice president, Kalonzo Musyoka.
According to the area Mca, Boniface Kilaa, the Centre’s completion is of great importance to the people of Ukambani bearing in mind majority of youths will secure jobs and the economy of Kitui County and lower eastern as a whole will improve .
Hon Kilaa further noted that in the 2018/2019 budget, the assembly allocated Ksh. 30 million for completion of the 3 buildings under construction, but when the supplementary budget was presented to the assembly it was slashed ksh. 9 million which is very minimal. He urged his fellow legislators to ensure that money is relocated for the same project as this will boost the morale of the National government to continue aiding in the completion of the museum.
Now that the chairman of the national museums of Kenya, Hon David Musila is a son of the lower eastern region, he asked them to utilize this chance to ensure theh reap big as he is bound to help them.
Kitui’s largest ward, Kyuso, the vocational training Centre is in a poor shape ranging from unkept infrastructure that urgently need renovation, water shortage menace among other keys hiccups.