FUNDING BOOST

Kerugoya hospital top projects to share extra Kirinyaga budget

Once operational, facility will be upgraded to level 5 status.

In Summary

• Governor Anne Waiguru's communication office said in a statement that the five-storey complex is 80 per cent complete.

• The MCAs approved the extra funding last week. 

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru with MCAs after they pledged to work together in September.
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru with MCAs after they pledged to work together in September.
Image: WANGECHI WANG'ONDU

The Kerugoya County Hospital complex is among projects expected to be completed with the Sh6.7 billion supplementary budget approved by the Kirinyaga assembly. 

Governor Anne Waiguru's communications office said in a statement that the five-storey complex is 80 per cent complete. The MCAs approved the extra funding last week. 

The hospital will be equipped with intensive care and high dependency units, a cancer centre and other essential amenities. Once operational, it will be upgraded to level 5 status. 

Waiguru said the facility will be a game-changer in the battle against Covid-19 as a 200-bed capacity isolation ward will be set up in one wing. The governor said she would expand the county’s one million eggs per month project with part of the extra budget. 

Some 45 community poultry groups will be added to the existing 32 that have been earning Sh1,000 per household daily through the project.

Tomato, dairy and avocado farmers are also set to reap big. Funds have been allocated for the construction of a tomato processing factory, a milk processing plant and an avocado packhouse.

Waiguru said her administration plans to build a modern market so traders have an environment conducive to their businesses. The new market will be in addition to 11 more that have already been constructed by the administration.

Construction of parking areas in Kerugoya as part of the town’s improvement programme has also been given a boost. This project will build on the already completed cabro paving works done in parking lots in Kagio, Kutus and Kianyaga towns.

Waiguru said that her main focus is the implementation of projects that will put more money into the pockets of residents. 

 

(edited by o. owino)