Machakos to get 50 million for Uhuru desks project

President Uhuru Kenyatta during the launch of 1.9 billion school desk project. (Photo credit - Courtesy)

Machakos County is set to receive 50 million for the purchase of desks ahead of the school reopening. This was revealed by Machakos County Commissioner Fredrick Ndunga who spoke during the opening of Matetani Sublocation Assistant Chief’s office.

“We are set to receive 50 million for primary and secondary school desks. The Government was able to just get one person in Nairobi to make them but the objective of the president is to have money going to local people.” The county commissioner said.

“That is why it is called economic stimulus. The artisans that will get this work, please do a good job.” He added.

President Uhuru Kenyatta last week launched the Sh1.9 billion school furniture project that will see artisans supply 650,000 locally assembled desks. Besides equipping secondary and primary schools, the project is part of the government’s post-COVID-19 economic stimulus program.

Transport CAS Wavinya Ndeti called on the youth to avoid being incited by politicians to cause chaos.

“The politicians telling you to go and fight for them. If you die they will not know if you died and where you were buried. Let them fight their own battles.” Wavinya said.

Kangundo MP Fabian Muli speaking at the function promised to get a chief for Matetani as it is a location to serve the people better. He asked County Commissioner Fredrick Ndunga to help address the issue of birth certificates and have the service close to the people.

Other leaders who attended the function included Machakos Health CECM Dr. Ancent Kituku, Kangundo Central MCA Moses Mitaa, Kangundo DCC Albert Kimathi, OCPD Benjamin Ong’ombe among others.

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