County project delays causing concern

By Obegi Malack

Kajiado North Sub-county residents want the Kajiado County Government to come clean on why they were asking for proposals for 2018/2019 – 2020 /21 financial year yet previous years’ projects are yet to start.
Gichagi resettlement funds project in Ngong which was passed by the past county assembly was reportedly only allocated Sh6 million in 2017/2018 financial year instead of the proposed Sh20 million.
Former Ngong MCA, Paul Supet said they had voted Sh20 million in the assembly for compensation of Gichagi residents who live in public roads reserves to allow opening of roads. He accused the County Government of shortchanging them.
Residents who attended the Ngong , Oloolua and Olkeri wards’ public forums questioned the county officials on why projects’ documents did not reflect the reality on the ground. Some of the projects such as Florida St Joseph Road, Kisii Ndogo Stadium Road,TNA Road Shade Butchery Scheme 305 Road where indicated complete but the roads are yet to be done.
Samuel Wachira questioned why the County Government is not monitoring contractors allegedly doing shoddy work.
In Rongai and Nkaimurunya the officials did not present documents indicated projects on 2017/18 financial year.
County official Julius Sepeyo who chaired the meeting defended the budget officials claiming the documents had errors. He said the county monitors projects on the grounds. He faulted treasury for late allocation of funds to counties which caused project delays.
Area MCA, Robert Sungura said he will form a committee to monitor all projects done in his ward.
In Oloolua, residents had also complained of figures that did not add up and called on the county to allocate funds to upgrade roads and drainages.
Roads that were proposed to be upgraded are Manflow Mogas, Mogas Mathare, Mercy Ministry, Riverside,Country Road,El Pso Riverside , Kobil Juakali, Ngong Township, Pry to Ngong,Cemetry Oloolua,Gichagi and Methodist Bishop.

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