These Are My Achievements As Governor, My Future Plans For Kiambu County - Kabogo.



Governor William Kabogo Gitau has used this year’s Madaraka Day celebrations to articulate his achievements in the last three years in office and highlighting his vision for the county in the remaining 13 months before the next General Elections.

In his speech, Kabogo said that the County Government of Kiambu has realised several developmental milestones in different sectors.

“After inheriting a health sector that was glossily under-resourced in all spheres, we have consistently allocated 40% of our annual budget to the sector realizing positive gains including construction of modern health facilities like the new maternity wings, dispensaries and acquisition of modern equipment and maintaining regular supply of drugs. With the requisite investment in this sector, our people’s faith is slowly being restored as evident by the increasing number of number of deliveries and rapid increase in visitation in our health facilities and mass referral to the main Thika Level 5 Hospital,” read the governor’s speech.

In elementary education, the county had employed 1,200 ECD caregivers and refurbishing 25 ECD classrooms spread all over the 60 wards.

Sh. 54million has been spent on construction of new youth polytechnics and purchase of tools and equipment.

The Kiambu County Bursary Fund has been according needy students in both secondary and tertiary institutions access to education.

“In a bid to nature growing youth talents, our government is undertaking construction and heavy grading of our 60 playing fields in public schools and public amenities in all the 60 wards. This is in addition to the ultra-modern facilities currently under construction in Limuru, Kiambu and Ruiru towns,” said Kabogo.

Kabogo added that his administration had graded and graveled 1,400km of road network in the county, significantly improving transportation in the county and beyond. He said that works were complete on the conversion of the existing single-carriage way on the Kenyatta Highway and round-about in Thika into a dual-carriage way upgraded into bitumen standards.

On job creation, Kabogo said that they had continued to create opportunities for the youth, not only through formal employment but also in the informal sector. He said that they had absorbed a good number of the youth in the county government in various offices such as procurement officers, drivers, nurses and ICT officers. 

He said that they continued supporting entrepreneurship ideas among the youth through the Youth, Women and Persons With Disabilities Enterprise Fund.
  
The county government, Kabogo said, had prepared a statute plan through a consultative process that identifies the county’s resources and their potential as a basis of urban development through the integration between sectors such as housing, transport, energy and industry.

The county also plans to digitise all land records and review their valuation laws to include areas previously omitted by the defunct local authorities. They have also signed an advisory agreement with the International Finance Corporation to automate the e-development systems which will improve their capacity to receive and process all development of building plan applications in an efficient and transparent manner. 

This programme will be launched in two-month time, greatly streamlining the investment climate in the construction sector in Kiambu.
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