We met with leaders from Kuresoi North after visiting and commissioning water projects in Sirikwa Ward last evening.
Speakers at the meeting included farmers who raised concern over the state of some roads when it rains and requested frequent rehabilitation. Women requested for more water projects to supply the commodity to households.
Another speaker called for my intervention on the stalled Itare Dam project that had provided employment to the youth in the area.
Also, a representative of the matatu sector called for the speedy tarmacking of the Kiambiriria-Chepsir road, whose works was moving at a slow pace.
Traders who spoke at the forum complained over unscrupulous brokers who are using bigger sacks than the stipulated 50kg bag for potatoes. They also called for speedy completion of markets that are under construction.
I committed to look into the issues raised. On Itare Dam, I assured the leaders of my commitment to push for the revival of the project that would have opened up the entire Kuresoi and solved water problems in Nakuru City.
I urged the National Government separate criminal aspects of the project from the need by the people to get access to water.
To address the roads issue, I assured the residents that my administration will allocate more funds to rehabilitate roads through our Boresha Barabara program.
This will enable the farmers access markets and save them from exploitation by brokers.
In addition, I will reach out to the relevant road agency to push the contractor to speed up the rehabilitation of the Kiambiriria-Chepsir road.
Also, I asked the Trade department to speed up completion of markets that are under construction for traders to have a conducive environment to do business.
On potato farming, I will ask the enforcement unit to step up their efforts to deal with those flouting the set guidelines.
Kuresoi North is a fertile area and I urged farmers in the area to diversify and grow carrots and pyrethrum, which fetch higher profits. Nakuru County will continue to source markets for farm produce both in the country and East Africa region.
The sub-county is vast and requires upgraded health facilities to bring services closer to the people. To this end, I undertook to allocate funds to upgrade Sirikwa Health Centre.
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