Governor orders re-opening of a dispensary in Weru Ward, commissions floodlight
Nyandarua Governor H.E. Daniel Waithaka Mwangi has directed the opening of Chamuka dispensary in Ol’joro-Orok constituency.
Speaking when he commissioned a floodlight in Ol’joro-Orok town on Thursday night, the Governor promised to send medics in the area to work out a quick programme for the opening of the dispensary.
“This dispensary has remained dormant for a long time but my government will take up the matter and ensure it is opened for use by the public,” the Governor said amid applause from the crowd.
He was accompanied by County Assembly Speaker Hon. Ndegwa Wahome, area MCA Hon. Kimani Moses, Gatimu MCA Hon. Kieru Wambui as well as County Ministers Eng. Charles Chiuri (Roads), Nderi Ndiani (Finance), Peter Gathimba (Tourism and Sports), Peter Macharia (Education) and George Kimani (Attorney and ICT).
The dispensary has remained closed for many years after successive are MPs failed to complete some facilities using the CDF kitty.
“This dispensary has remained a big issue for local people because women and children are forced to travel long distances in search of medical services as it has not been opened,” said the Speaker.
The Governor directed the County Executive for Health to immediately send a team of medics to work out a quick programme for the opening of the dispensary.
On floodlights, the Governor said his administration has successfully installed floodlights in urban centers such as Ndaragwa, Mailo Inya, Kasuku, Ol’Kalou, Miharati, Geta, Ndunyu Njeru, Engineer, Njabini and Fly-Over round-about.
“We shall continue to put up floodlights in all market centers to enable our people carry on with the business even into the night,” the Governor said.
He called on area residents to shun negative politics and focus on development activities noting that elected leaders have a mandate to deliver services to the people.
“As elected leaders we have a mandate to deliver services; let us not squander this opportunity on useless politics,” the Governor said.
Addressing the crowd, the Speaker said the county assembly had passed a supplementary budget allocating 48 per cent of total funds to development activities.
“We passed that budget today providing for the 48 per cent of total expenditure on development. This is a high percentage because even developed counties rarely achieve 50 per cent,” he said.
He said the county assembly would continue to play its oversight role by ensuring that money voted for development projects was well utilized.