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Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia, making his remarks on June 4, 2018 during State of devolution 2018 at Delta house in Westlands Nairobi. [Edward Kiplimo, Standard]
The Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia has commissioned the first phase of a Sh286 million project to upgrade Ol Kalou town.

The project aims to beautify the town that hosts the county government headquarters.

Governor Francis Kimemia (above) on Monday said the project would also ensure that local towns were designed according to international standards.

"Miharati, Maili-Nne, Ndaragwa Central, Oljoro-orok, Engineer and Njambini are among our other towns that will be upgraded after Ol Kalou," said Mr Kimemia.

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The governor said the World Bank had provided the money.

"We have decided to upgrade our towns, most of which have been dilapidated for a long time after they were neglected. That is why we have sought the support of partners to help us in this project,” Kimemia said.

The project will also see the county government plan the towns afresh, construct basic infrastructure and provide social amenities.

The county government has also announced that it would soon digitise revenue collection to seal corruption loopholes.

"A one-stop youth centre will be constructed to provide seamless access to essential county government services," Kimemia said

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