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A number of already-commissioned projects have since stalled. In January, Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia admitted that the government is facing challenges completing a number of road projects in western Kenya.
In Nyanza region, road construction projects worth Sh12 billion that were set for completion between May 2020 and July 2021 in Kisii and Nyamira counties have stalled.
In Kisumu, construction of the Sh300 million Ahero junction inter-change and the Mamboleo fly-over has stalled.
Stalled mega projects have been a big blot on the Jubilee administration, with most of them merely existing on paper.
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During the 2017 campaigns, Jubilee leaders promised that every Kenyan would access critical healthcare services by 2022, a situation that has probably been worsened and derailed by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
Outlining the government's development priorities for the 2020-21 Financial Year, Uhuru said the government is focusing on implementing and completing ongoing priority projects.
"These programmes must be strictly implemented within set timelines and budgets."
Moving forward, as a measure of accountability, the completion rate of projects will be adopted as a key performance indicator for all CSs, CASs and PSs.
Uhuru called for collective responsibility in implementation of government projects to ensure timely delivery of quality outcomes.