Four Nordic ambassadors hail Makueni as Model County for devolution success
SEE ALSO :KCSE candidate kicked to death at schoolThe envoys toured several projects, including the newly opened Mother and Child Hospital and Kalamba Fruit Processing Factory. “We are impressed by the good work being done by the governor in alleviating poverty and positively impacting the lives of the people. The success here needs to be shared with the rest of the country,” said Mr Lundberg. Many opportunities Knudsen said Makueni had many opportunities in environment, climate and health for Nordic countries to learn from and partner with counties for the benefit of Kenyans. “Denmark views devolution as key to enhancing equitable development for the people of Kenya. Makueni County has demonstrated notable achievements in realising the great promise of devolution,” she said, adding: “We are supportive of the governor’s approach. For instance, the new Mother and Child hospital constructed with limited resources should be emulated by others.”
SEE ALSO :County targets men in family planningThe new hospital recently launched by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta was put up at a cost of Sh135 million. There was no external funding. Ms Knudsen said Denmark would support primary healthcare in counties. Prof Kibwana said: "The diplomats are our development partners and are happy that we have utilised funds... We are working closely with foreign countries to improve lives of our people."