President Uhuru Kenyatta has on Friday arrived in Makueni County where he is expected to inspect the ongoing construction of Thwake Dam among other government projects.
The 688 million cubic metre dam is part of the vision 2030 and flagship project by the government.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives in Makueni County to inspect the ongoing construction of Thwake Dam. The 688 million cubic metre Thwake dam is a Vision 2030 flagship project and a key initiative of the Government’s” Said State House.
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The visit comes days after leaders from Ukambani were involved in a push and pull over who will lead the people of Ukambani to benefit from the government projects. The inclusion of politcs is said to have caused the President to delay his visit and urged them to solve their differences first.
Head of PSCU Kanze Dena however confirmed that the delay was due to the country’s COVID-19 situation and tight schedule by the Head of State.
“The President’s visit to Ukambani has been postponed in the past due to the Head of State’s tight schedule and the rising Covid-19 infections in the Country,” said Dena.
Ukambani residents have however been advised to differentiate between County government projects and those from the National Government and that their concerns will be addressed including the construction of the Kibwezi-Kitui highway.
“However, residents are advised to differentiate between National and County Government projects so that their concerns are addressed by the right agencies.
I will inform the President on the compensation concerns raised by residents who ceded their land for the construction of the Kibwezi-Kitui Highway and hopefully, by the time the Head of State visits the region, a solution will have been found.” Said Kanze Dena.
To receive the President on Friday was Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana and Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu.