The County Government of Nyandarua is implementing a multi-pronged pandemic mitigation strategy which seeks to provide both enabling goods and services to the residents as the fight against the Coronavirus disease moves to a critical stage in the country.
Speaking when he visited several development projects across the County, especially those touching on water and preventive face masks, His Excellency Governor Francis Kimemia has also announced that the County will be providing relief food support to over 30,000 families profiled as vulnerable.
“We have conceptualized a very elaborate and holistic approach to fighting Covid-19. It is both short-term – like improving sanitation, providing essential goods such as medicines, and protective gear for our medical and non-medical staff, and temporary reliefs to our business people,” Governor Kimemia said.
Adding that some of the projects visited today present long-term interventions, the County head added that ”this crisis has also enabled us exploit our potential as a people through innovation and re-aligning our priorities and resources to permanent solutions like sustainable water supply and improvement in our healthcare system.”
This week, the County Assembly is expected to start debating a supplementary budget which seeks to among other issues provide funds for actualization of a ten-bed ICU facility hitherto unavailable in the County. Other major interventions touch on provision of subsidized certified seeds and fertilizer to farmers.
Some of the projects visited today include the Rutara dam, the masks production unit at Melangine Vocational Training Center and later the Leshau-Karagoini water project which is at the final stage of giving water to thousands of residents from Ndaragwa sub-county; over 70,000 families are set to benefit from the project resuscitated by the County Government in 2018.