Governor Simon Kachapin flagged off a series of items meant to improve service delivery and healthcare services in the county.

During the flagging off ceremony held at Chelang’a Gardens, Makutano Town, Governor Kachapin said the items among them Ksh. 17 million drugs and pharmaceuticals, Beyond Zero mobile clinic and firefighting engine that had been grounded, new ambulance worth Ksh. 10 million, new grader worth Ksh. 20 million, educational items worth Ksh. 1 million and food donations worth Ksh. 5 million ( 360 bags of maize, 60 bags of rice, 30 bags of beans and 33 cartons of cooking oil), are part of his administration’s efforts to ensure services reach all residents across the county.

The county boss said his government is keen to ensure its residents receive essential services such as health, water, education and roads infrastructure to steer the county towards sustainable development.

He also said the 5 million food donations would be distributed to drought-affected families as well as those facing hunger.

“Hunger affects everyone, even some pockets in Makutano Town. We will identify affected persons and ensure the food aid reaches them,” said the governor.

He however stressed that politicians needed to focus on development and avoid unnecessary policing at the cost of advancing the county.

On town planning, the governor asked the public to allow road construction and expansions to continue. He said many locals had encroached on road reserves, making it difficult to expand road networks.

His deputy Robert Komolle hailed the governor’s efforts and initiatives to transform the county. He said within the short time the governor has been in power, many positive developments have been witnessed in the county.

He asked local leaders to join hands with the current administration to ensure the implementation of various projects across the county.

Earlier on, Governor Kachapin led a ground breaking ceremony of the new Makutano Health Center in Makutano Town.

The Ksh. 73 million one-storey health facility will offer specialized services to Makutano Town residents as well as reduce congestion in Kapenguria County Referral Hospital and help with the overall improvement of the sector.

As part of efforts to achieve universal healthcare, the governor said that the county was rolling out new health facilities and expanding existing ones across the county.