Garissa residents demand services from County Government

By KBC Reporter

 

Garissa County leaders now want the county government to provide services to the residents.

While blaming the County Government for poor service delivery, County Woman representative Shukran Gure said water and health services in Garissa are in a sorry state.

“Residents living in the remote areas have been completely neglected by the county government and now depend on non-governmental organizations for support,” said Gure

Shukran spoke during the handing over of three boreholes in Marothiley, Boransis and Medina villages sunk by Islamic Relief a non-governmental organization at a cost of Kshs 15 Million on each project.

She accused the county officials for residents of Marothiley, Boransis and Medina villages who now have to migrate to the County headquarters in Garissa to receive essential services.

“Misuse of funds allocated for development including dispensaries and boreholes is a disservice to the residents,” said Gure.

The boreholes will serve 300 households in each village and over 20,000 livestock as well as schools and dispensaries.

Head of programmes Abdalla Rashid said they hope to drill two more boreholes in villages situated in more remote areas of the County once they receive more funding from the sponsors.

He added that Islamic Relief was more concerned wants to alleviate the suffering of residents who have to travel long distances in search of water and health services.

“Residents risk contracting water borne diseases due to use of contaminated water,” said Rashid.

  

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