Kapsabet member of county assembly Fred Kipkemboi has cried foul of delayed agriculture projects in the county.
He pointed various county initiatives including the National Agricultural Rural Integration Growth Projects (NARIGP), chicken processing plant, dairy Farming among other county flagship programs which have not yet been completed since they were launched three years ago.
Speaking to journalist in Kapsabet town on July 15th, Kipkemboi regretted that it is less than a year now for Governor Stephen Sang’s tenure to call it a day yet there is nothing to write home considering the dismal performance of the county executives.
“We want the concerned CEC to be accountable on the delayed implementation of economic projects that would help to boost agricultural production in the region. Since the beginning of the year, we have not witnessed the youth empowerment projects on potatoe farming and operationalisation of milk processing plants,” said MCA Kipkemboi.
Pointing accusing fingers to the county executive officers, the second term ward representative warned that the current crisis will narrow the possibility of Governor Sang’s to be reelected for the second term in 2022 gubernatorial election thus urged the county boss to crack the whip on the lazy CECs.
“County Government will have questions to answer soon and people will make their own judgements in the bullot. It’s a wakeup call to Sang to realize now that there is nothing remarkable have been done in various departments or else wait to be send home,” he cautioned.
Dismissing the MCA’s statements,, Dr Kiplimo Lagat, the CEC for Agriculture said that the county projects are in the completion stages pointing out the Sh 800 Million milk processing plant will be operationalized before the end of this year.
“Milk processing plant is the mega which has progressively been done for three years and soon the farmers will have something to smile about. This will enhance the value addition for the animal production and hence boost the dairy farming that has been dragging from decades,” he explained.
Among other projects the county is looking foward be completed include chicken meat processing machine and enrollment of youth empowerment programs to benefit from NARIGP projects.