Details of Governor Sakaja's five-day tour in Paris

Sakaja hopes the trip will help to address key issues affecting city residents.

In Summary
  • Sakaja said that he is engaging various institutions and groups on School Feeding, at the School Meals Coalition.
  • The Governor will also hold discussions with the African Development Bank (AfDB) which is supporting much much-awaited Bus Rapid Transit.
Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja, City hall officials and France officials in Paris on October 17, 2023
Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja, City hall officials and France officials in Paris on October 17, 2023
Image: NCCG

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has revealed that he is on a five-day working tour in Paris, France together with a few county executive officials.

In a social media statement, Sakaja hopes this week's trip will help to address key issues affecting city residents for the betterment of their lives.

"From scholarships to collaborative interventions on city challenges, we look forward to a strong partnership. This is part of our five-day working tour in Paris."

Sakaja said that he is engaging various institutions and groups on School Feeding, at the School Meals Coalition.

The Governor will also hold discussions with the African Development Bank (AfDB) which is supporting much much-awaited Bus Rapid Transit.

Other talks will be centralized on water interventions for Nairobi, Smart Cities among other engagements with French Govt Agencies and the Private Sector.

For the School feeding programme, Dishi na County is currently in the Phase One stage where 42 schools are targeted.

In his first budget for 2023-24, Sakaja allocated Sh1.2 billion towards the feeding programme.

Some Sh500 million was allocated to building seven more kitchens and the rest to subsidise the cost of a plate for each child.

Ten central kitchens for the programme have been under construction since June 

On BRT, Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (NAMATA) is in talks with the African Development Bank (AfDB), for possible financing of USD 700,000 million which amounts to Sh100 million for Line 4.

Last week, Sakaja held talks with AFDB Group Urban Development Division Head, Stefan Yannic Atchia and Namata Director General Francis Gitau in relation to the project.

BRT Line Four also known as Kifaru line is expected to pass through Mama Lucy- Jogoo Rd- CBD - Valley Rd- Yaya Centre - Kawangware - Kikuyu- Gitaru.

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja, City hall officials and France officials in Paris on October 17, 2023
Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja, City hall officials and France officials in Paris on October 17, 2023
Image: NCCG
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