The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Nyandarua Seeks to Raise Sh36 Billion for Four-Year County Growth Plan

The Nyandarua county government needs Sh36 billion for its development plans in the next four years, Governor Daniel Waithaka has said. Waithaka said the plan includes improvement of infrastructure, establishment of industries and agricultural production.

He said his administration was working on modalities to fund the projects. Waithaka was speaking after meeting with a group of county investors and professionals in Ol Kalou town yesterday. He said it is not possible to realise the needed revenue from tax collection or the national government allocation.

"We are therefore seeking for partnerships with the national government, development partners and donors in the funding of these projects. My administration will explore other channels provided under the constitution to mobilise the required funding," Waithaka said.

The governor said the programme will see more than 90 per cent of the feeder roads well murramed to assist farmers deliver their produce to the market.

"Agriculture is the backbone of this region and we will give priority to the infrastructure so that farmers can deliver their produce to the market on time. We will fight for the classified roads to be tarmacked by the national government," Waithaka said.

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