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‘Together4Kiambu’ Initiative by MPs to Secure Government Funds

‘Together4Kiambu’ Initiative by MPs to Secure Government Funds


Thursday May 9, 2024

KNA by Sylvia Wanjohi

Kiambu Members of Parliament, under the banner of the ‘Together4Kiambu’ mission convened a crucial meeting yesterday to discuss housing development.

In a concerted effort to ensure Kiambu County reaps the benefits of government initiatives, Senator, Karungo wa Thang’wa said that Kiambu stands to substantially from government allocations, with over Sh10 billion designated for markets and housing projects.

The MPs had earlier on held discussions with the Principal Secretary for the Housing department, Charles Hinga to evaluate the progress and status of various projects earmarked for the county’s development.

Thang’wa who addressed residents of Githunguri after the meeting assured them that the developments planned for the constituency will happen.

“Githunguri will not be left behind, we have secured a package of 2,500 housing units, as well as the renovation of four primary schools and flood masts,” said Thang’wa.

The MPs during the meeting with the PS each presented their priority and pressing projects that should be to be considered in their constituencies.

According to the senator Kiambu stands to receive additional grants worth millions from the World Bank, facilitated through municipalities.

“Urgency looms as the governor has been given a strict one-month ultimatum to operationalise the municipalities and their accounts, failing which could jeopardize the county’s access to these crucial funds,” he said.

“If the governor fails to meet this deadline, Thang’wa added it could result in Kiambu missing out on these vital funds.

Kiambu County is set to get 1.6 billion shillings from the World Bank under the Kenya Urban Support Programme (KUSP) II to finance the development of its urban infrastructure.

The programme’s objective in the county is to strengthen the capacity of urban institutions to improve the delivery and resilience of urban infrastructure and services, and enhance private sector engagement in urban planning.

KUSP II is said to provide financing for investments in the county and service delivery, within a defined investment menu, available to counties that comply with strictly applied Minimum Conditions (MCs) and Performance Standards (PS).

The money being given to Kiambu county will be shared among Kiambu, Karuri, Thika, Limuru, Kikuyu, Ruiru, and Juja municipalities.

The concerted efforts of Kiambu MPs and government agencies signal a promising trajectory for the county’s development, with strategic investments poised to enhance infrastructure, housing, and market facilities, ultimately improving the livelihoods of Kiambu residents.

Courtesy; KNA

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