- Kang'ata said this will avail funds to cater to priority projects in the county.
- The county assembly is expected to be convened after IEBC gives the names of the nominated MCAs.
Murang’a county government will present a supplementary budget once the county assembly convenes, Governor Irungu Kang’ata has said.
Kang'ata said this will avail funds to cater to priority projects in the county.
The governor is targeting to offer free NHIF registration to more than 30,000 vulnerable families in the area.
Kang’ata spoke as he flagged off drugs worth Sh29 million to be distributed to all local public health facilities on Monday.
The governor said the health cover will ensure Murang’a residents access affordable healthcare.
He said his administration is working hard to guarantee a constant supply of drugs in health facilities.
“Once the MCAs start their sessions, we will pass a supplementary budget which will conform with our manifesto. Our priority is to give our people better healthcare," Kang'ata said.
"MCAs will also help in identifying the less fortunate who will be registered for the NHIF scheme."
He said the beneficiaries will equally access dental and optical services at the Kenneth Matiba hospital.
“Those who will be enlisted by the county administration will also be factored for the last expense insurance amounting to Sh100,00 when one dies. We are working to sign a memorandum of understanding with NHIF,” he said.
The county assembly is expected to be convened after IEBC gives the names of the nominated MCAs.
He said garbage collection needs to be prioritised, noting that currently, there are few trucks to ferry solid waste to the dumpsite.
“Majority of local towns are currently faced with a challenge of uncollected garbage," Kang'ata said.
"In the supplementary budget we seek to get funds to buy trucks to aid in garbage collection. Clean environment will promote the ease of doing business in trading centres."
(Edited by Tabnacha O)