Nyandarua County has received more than Shs.15 billion through the National Government Constituency Development Funds (NGCDF) and County Equalization Fund alone, Public Service Cabinet Secretary (CS), Sicily Kariuki has said.
The money, Kariuki said, has seen the once marginalized County achieve such a great development leap in the last five years.
Addressing the Nyandarua County Assembly on Wednesday, the CS said the national government had also ensured the equipping of two level five hospitals, JM memorial and Engineer to handle emergencies and other cases.
The Jubilee administration has lived to its promise of empowering women and in this regard Shs.137 million has been given through affirmative action out of which Shs.113 million has so far been disbursed to empower youth in the area, she said.
Kariuki said 926 teachers have also been trained through digital literacy program across 328 schools and Shs. 20 million had been used on digital infrastructure in schools in the county, besides capitation grants that have benefitted both primary and secondary schools.
While urging the two levels of government to work in the spirit of consultation to bring services closer to the people, the CS praised the county government for bridging the gender parity in line with international standards.
Kenya has ratified international and regional framework on gender equality and women empowerment. Gender equality remain a key pillar of Jubilee administration and remains a flagship initiative of the Vision 2030, she said.
The CS cautioned that gender equality should not be taken to revolve around women issues alone, adding, Today is about girl child but tomorrow it might be about boy child and men.
Welcoming the CS, Nyandarua County Assembly Speaker, Ndegwa Wahome noted that the House had so far passed 21 bills into law.
Source: Kenya News Agency