Kilifi MCAs to stop Ksh 7b Galana- Kulalu project

Written By: Beatrice Gatonye

Eyal further said that apart from reviving the Galana/Kulalu they are working towards bringing together agriculture students who had been trained in Israel to be able to come back and work for the government in the Galana project.

Kilifi Members of County Assembly (MCAs) have passed a motion to stop the national government from undertaking further investments in the 7 billion shillings Galana Kulalu irrigation scheme.

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The motion tabled by Adu MCA Stanley Kenga who is also the deputy speaker directed the County Executive Members of agriculture and lands to initiate measures that will stop the multi billion shillings project.

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The 7.29 billion shillings government flagship project covers about one million acres.

To date, only 5,000 acres, out of the targeted 10,000 acres have been put into use.

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The deputy speaker says the motion also demands the national government ensures there is public participation in matters of Galana Kulalu Irrigation scheme before the county assembly approves the projects viability.

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Elsewhere, Kiambu County Assembly has passed a motion on National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) that will see all Kiambu residents register get the medical insurance.

Kiambu township ward MCA Anthony Ikonya who is also the Leader of Majority in said medical care has become an expensive affair and there was need for the county to assist locals.

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Area governor Ferdinand Waititu supported the motion saying his government has allocated  25 Million  Shillings to foot medical bills for patients who could not manage to raise money for medicare.


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