The County government of Nyandarua has launched a major clean-up exercise aimed at opening up blocked sewer, replace broken culverts and remove accumulated garbage from urban centers across the county.
While commissioning the exercise today April 14, 2015 in Ol’kalou town, Nyandarua Governor H.E. Daniel Waithaka Mwangi said his administration was keen to ensure cleanliness in all urban centers to contain the outbreak of diseases.
“Some diseases are caused by dirt in our environment and rather than go for treatment- which is expensive- it is easier if we cleaned up our environment,” the Governor said.
Hundreds of youths will be engaged to take part in the exercise on casual basis in all the five sub-counties.
The Governor, who personally participated in the clean up exercise, was accompanied by Health Minister Dr. Peter Kung’u Mbugua, his chief officer Mr. Martin Irungu, the chief officer for Roads Eng. Robert Ndumia, the chief officer for water Eng. Martin Kamami and Chief of Staff Mr. Daniel Mburu.
The Governor inspected the clean up exercise in Huruma and neighbouring estates and later addressed are residents in the company of Kaimbaga Ward MCA Hon. Kimani Njiraini.
He challenged landlords to ensure they provided containers to enable tenants keep the garbage in a designed bin for easier transportation by the relevant authority.
“We must take strong measures to ensure that our urban centers and towns are kept clean so that we can attract investors and promote good health,” the Governor said.
He assured residents that his administration had taken steps to supply drugs in all Health Centers across the county, noting that all dispensaries had enough drugs and essential equipment.
The Governor castigated leaders who were engaged in useless politics ahead of the 2017 general election, saying such leaders were wasting time for the electorate.
“We should be working towards uplifting the living standards of our people but some leaders have launched campaigns when elections are three years away,” the Governor said.