The County Government of Kitui today won accolades from the Nation Media Group(NMG) arising from development initiatives of Governor Kaluki Ngilu.
Speaking in Kitui when NMG top management paid a courtesy call on the Governor, the Managing Director Mr. Francis Munywoki singled the ban on charcoal burning, saying its impact will restore forest cover in Kitui.
Governor Ngilu, together with the County Executive held a consultative meeting with the NMG team and shared her development agenda for Kitui County.
She explained the rationale behind the various projects under implementation since she took Office, highlighting each project based on her five-pillar manifesto.
“We’ve witnessed a great improvement in the health sector, on service delivery and patient handling in hospitals, since I took office. Data shows an increase of 57% on people seeking medical attention, from February last year to February this year. These are people we can only imagine what they were going through at their homes before,” she said.
She briefed them on the Kitui County Textile Centre (KICOTEC) which is the current talk of the Country, after President Uhuru Kenyatta proclaimed that all chiefs’ uniforms would be made at the Centre.
Mr. Munywoki praised the Governor saying the projects are touching and impacting on the lives of the ordinary Citizens.
“I must commend you for the ban you imposed on sand harvesting and the Charcoal business, I used to meet many lorries on Thika road ferrying Charcoal, but today I haven’t seen one, that’s a great step ahead for the conservation of our environment,” said Munywoki.
The team promised to market Kitui County’s Tourist attractions sites, which will open Kitui to the World, and attract tourists both local and international. It will also attract investors who will invest in Kitui and create business opportunities for the locals.
The NMG and the County Executive together toured the KICOTEC to see the garment making industry, and later visited Kitui Referral Hospital to witness the progress of the hospital and beneficiaries of the Kitui Health Insurance cover, KCHIC.