Laikipia County Government has launched a three day public sensitization campaign as it seeks to raise Ksh 1.5billion through infrastructure bond for development projects.

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The public participation campaign targets all 15 wards with the County Government engaging citizens to identify priority projects to be implemented during the 2021/2022 financial year.

Deputy Governor John Mwaniki and other senior county officials are leading the public awareness campaign that targets 14 urban centres spread across the vast County.

Speaking during one of the forums at Kalalu Shopping Centre in Umande Ward, Mwaniki urged residents to unite and desist from politicizing the campaign.

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He said the funds from the infrastructure bond will be channeled to fill the gaps identified in the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP).

Priority projects identified by residents of Umande community include water, a health centres and improvement of the road netweork.

The Deputy Governor said development would spur business development and create employment for youth noting that 70 percent of the work force would be sourced from the locality.

He revealed that a total a Ksh 100million will be set aside for the development projects in the ward.

The County stands to gain from revenue collection once the market is expanded and a health centre put up on the urban centre located along the busy Nanyuki-Meru Highway.

 

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