The Star (Nairobi)

29 March 2014

Kenya: Wajir Spends Sh1 Billion On Water Projects

THE Wajir government has spent Sh1 billion providing water for the residents. Speaking during a function to mark one year of devolution on Thursday, Governor Ahmed Abdullahi said his government has invested heavily in water provision. He said they have drilled boreholes and started water tracking programmes.

Abdullahi lauded the executive for their achievements. "What we have achieved in one year is just a tip of the iceberg. We will revolutionalise all the ailing sectors to achieve better service delivery," Abdullahi said. He added: "We have formed the key pillars of our administration and each of our 10 departments has made good strides."

The state-of-the-county address at the assembly was attended by Wajir North MP Abdikadir Ore, his Wajir East counterpart Abass Sheikh and women's representative Fatuma Ibrahim. The county executives explained their performance and the challenges they have been facing. Abdullahi said they have developed a County Integrated Development Programme and an annual budget whose implementation is almost complete. He urged residents to be patient as devolution takes off.

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