The Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) will set up a training institute in Tseikuru Sub county a project expected to be complete by September 2020.
Speaking on Tuesday in Tseikuru during the site visit, Chairman of KMTC Prof Philip Kaloki said the institution has set aside 100,000,000 million shillings for equipping, employment of staff and constructions of the college.
The institution will also provide the college with a bus and double cabin vehicles for Principal and lectures mobility in the college.
Mwingi North MP Hon Paul Nzengu said the NG–CDF Mwingi North Constituency will also spend 25 million shillings in construction of classes for the college while the community has donated over 30 acres of land where the institution will be built.
Wiper Democratic Movement Leader Hon Kalonzo Musyoka who was the Chief Guest during the ceremony applauded the government’s efforts in opening up the marginalized areas adding that Tseikuru’s economy will expand.
Kalonzo, also lauded KMTC Board Chair for the major developments he has so far attained since his appointment.
“I call upon the KMTC board to hasten the construction so that by end of next year, the first intake is conducted,” urged Kalonzo
In addition, the South Sudan peace envoy urged Kitui government to ensure proper functioning of all health centers owing to the doctors’ strike which had paralyzed normal operations in public hospitals.
Kalonzo also urged residents to invest in construction of housing facilities in order to house numerous numbers of students and teachers who are expected to flock the area once the college is fully operational.
Tseikuru will now boost of two government institutions namely Tseikuru Technical Training Institute and now KMTC.
Kalonzo said Tseikuru Sub county hospital will serve as the teaching hospital for the college thus boost greatly the service delivery at the hospital and expounding its capacity.
KMTC CEO Prof. Micheal Kiptoo who accompanied the two Leaders said the board is ready to move in after the demarcation and beckoning of the land.
Also in attendance was KMTC Board director Mithamo Muchiri.