NOREB Isn’t A White Elephant Initiative,Mandago
Uasin Gishu County governor, Jackson Mandago has refuted allegations that the NOREB initiative is a white elephant.
He says the coming together of the NOREB counties has seen great change that had never been witnessed before.
“We have achieved a lot in NOREB. We’ve been able to root out common animal disease that has been attacking our livestock,” said Mandago at Eldoret ASK show.
“The exploitation of the tourism site has placed our region so much than it was before devolution,” reiterated Mandago.
The governor, who is also the NOREB chair, added that only few areas are yet to be finalised by the eight county assemblies.
“County assemblies are tasked with passing of legislations to meet the final program of NOREB. It is, therefore, not a single County issue,” noted the Governor Mandago.
On matters agriculture, Mandago asked farmers to make use of the county’s subsidised fertiliser which is now going at Sh200 per kilogram up from the normal price of Sh1800.
The governor assured farmers that hopefully the national government will maintain the consistency of distributing fertiliser to farmers.
Concerning devolution, Mandago pointed out that every government prioritises funds according to the set projects.
“We better request for a supplementary budget that will aid in accomplishing all projects that was commission unlike leaving them stall as a result of lack of funds,” explained Mandago.