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Coast RC orders revival of stalled projects in Tana River

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[Coast RC John Elungata addressing Galole Constituency residents in Tana River County. Photo/Haramo Ali].

Most national government projects in Tana river county have stalled

Coast Regional Commissioner John Elungata has called for speedy completion of various government projects initiated by the National Government in Tana River County.

The regional administrator was speaking during a supervision of the Sh.200 million Hola integrated fruit processing factory being implemented by the National Government through Coast Development Authority (CDA) in Boje, Galole Constituency.

He was accompanied by Tana River County Governor Major (rtd) Dhadho Godhana, Galole MP Said Buya Hiribae, Coast Development Authority (CDA) MD Dr Mohamed Keinan and Tana river County Commissioner Mr Mbogai Rioba.

The Integrated Fruit -Processing Plant which, according to Coast Regional Commissioner will be unveiled by President Uhuru Kenyatta can produce 1 tonne per hour of pulp for juice production.

Mr. Elungata who chairs the Coast Regional Development Implementation Coordination Committee (RDICC) said they were displeased with how government projects in the count has stalled.

He said the Committee will audit all projects with an aim of reviving them or hand over to relevant departments.

Elungata expressed regrets that projects that sought to improve rural livelihoods and food security were taking long to be completed and are being used as cash cow by public servants mandated to see their fully implementation.

He assured the county leadership that all ongoing national government projects will be completed.

Revival

He pointed out the 7.5 billion shillings Gravity Water Project of Bura Irrigation Scheme as one of the stalled project in the county and which will now be complete in nine months’ time after the project was awarded a new contractor.

Another Mega project is the improvement of the 129 Km Madogo-Charedende-Bura-Hola road to bitumen standard which will help in evacuation of cargo by road from the Lamu port to North Eastern region.

The RC expressed his dissatisfaction with the number of dead projects in the county. He exhorted county residents to support both national and county government projects.

[From (L) Coast RC John Elungata with Tana River Governor Major (rtd) Dhadho Godhana being taken through mango pulp processing and packaging at Hola integrated fruit processing factory. Photo/Haramo Ali].

“I am very disappointed with these dead projects, when we get Tana River County reports from the County Commissioner Rioba we are normally very pained, let us stop that from today and revive all dead projects,” appealed the RC.

Hola Ginnery is one of the dead projects in the county under the Tana Irrigation Scheme. Cotton farmers are forced to transport their harvests to neighboring counties.