The National government has localized the implementation and monitoring of its projects to ensure unforeseen and emerging challenges are promptly addressed to avoid delays in completion.
Nyeri County Commissioner (CC) Yatich Kipkemei Tuesday said that some statutory regulations among government ministries, departments and agencies were at various times delaying implementation of projects.
Speaking to the press after inspecting national government development projects in Mukurwei-ni and Kieni West sub-counties, Kipkemei pointed out that emerging conflict of interest issues among government agencies in project implementation will now be solved locally.
“We have adopted a multi sectoral approach in project implementation and no longer conflict of interest issues be solved in Nairobi,” Kipkemei said.
“We are no longer seeking out solutions from the national and regional points but are solving them locally”, he added.
The CC was responding to concerns raised by a contractor building the 26.3 Km Kiawara-Gatarakwa-Mugunda-Nairutia road that KPLC had delayed in relocating power posts erected on a section of a road reserve thus delaying works.
The road is being upgraded to bitumen standards and is being done by the Kenya Rural Roads Authority and the completion date is expected to be September 27, 2019.
He expressed satisfaction with the ongoing road project noting that it was 75 per cent complete and the remaining section would be done as scheduled.
The county boss said the road would have a great economic impact to the local region as it would reduce the cost of doing business.
“This is a horticultural growing area and the road will boost production and easy access to the market,” he noted.
Among other projects, the Commissioner inspected was the Mathaithi-Munaini road up to Kagarii junction in Mukurwei-ini, installed x-ray, Utra sound and imaging machines at Mukurweini level four hospital.