Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Security Fred Matiang’i has today affirmed the National Government’s support towards Governor Ngilu’s 5 pillar Manifesto.
Speaking earlier today shortly after a tour of the Kitui County Textile Centre(KICOTEC) Matiang’i said the National Government was in full support of Governor Ngilu’s Manifesto pillars since it directly links with the President’s Big 4 Agenda.
“Let me be sincere on this, our commitment is overwhelming. I am impressed with the work which is going on in Kitui and I will express the same to the President.” Matiangi said.
“I must say am very encouraged by this garment factory, there are so many people in this county who were not employed before Charity Ngilu took office, this is the pleasure of any serious people” he added.
This visit comes barely a fortnight after President Uhuru Kenyatta, during the launch of Huduma Namba in Machakos county declared that all uniforms for chiefs and their assistants be made in the Kitui County Textile Centre( KICOTEC).
Further, Matiang’i urged people to register on the Huduma Namber Platform. He advised the public against subscribing to misleading information on NIIMS and instead tap the opportunity to register before time expires.
“We need to identify our people in a critical and organised manner,let’s avoid criticizing the matter” he said.
While enforcing matters security, Matiang’i ordered strict and swift action from the National Government security team, working closely with the county Government in implementing the ban on Charcoal and sand. Further, Matiang’i ordered the formation of Groups comprising tribe elders from Tana River and Kitui County to address the current looming crisis along the two counties over pasture.
“I Have ordered the county commander to arrest and prosecute anyone seen transporting charcoal, people should not be allowed to destroy the environment” he said.
While on the tour, Health Cabinet Secretary, Sicily Kariuki commended Governor Charity Ngilu for being on the forefront in ensuring quality and affordable healthcare for the people of Kitui.
” I am very impressed by the progress of this program, that should be the way forward for all counties” she said.
On her part Governor Charity Ngilu urged people to embrace devolution saying it brought resources closer to the people.
“Devolution has really helped, were it not for it,this factory won’t be here and these youngsters would not be employed now” she said.