By Ndungu Gachane
Muranga Governor Mwangi Wa Iria has been promised a lucrative job by Equity Bank upon his retirement thanks for his approach to health sector in Muranga.
Equity Bank Chief Executive Officer CEO) Dr James Mwangi who led Kenya COVID-19 Fund to donating personal protective gears to Muranga nurses said the governor’s response and preparedness on health and Covid-19 was the surest bet to transforming lives.
Dr Mwangi said Equity Bank would not mind having the governor at Equity Bank upon his retirement from politics for him to take his leadership skills to the bank.
“I’m very impressed by governor Wa Iria’s approach in creating centers of excellence for specific diseases and I wish to identify myself to the approach, we would not mind having him at our Bank if he will ever retire from politics,” Dr Mwangi jokingly said requesting the governor to hand over his curriculum vitae to one of the Equity Bank official who escorted him at the event held at Muranga Level hospital.
He praised the governor for his efforts on specializing different Sub-County hospitals to deal with various ailments adding that it should be replicated in the whole of Africa.
A 5-storey building in Kirwara will deal with bone related ailments and will be called George Mwichigi Orthopaedic and General Hospital, while Maragua Rural Hospital will be dealing with respiratory disease, Muriranjas hospital will be for paediatrics while Kenol will deal with Eye and Dental Hospital.
Dr Mwangi described the governor’s approach as a human development which will automatically lead to total transformation.
“The approach will definitely create wealth and opportunities since many people will be visiting Muranga for specialized treatment and this will also lead to medical tourism,” Dr Mwangi noted.
The governor had briefed the delegation on his plan for health which include the ongoing construction of 7-storey Cancer Hospital in Muranga town and the just concluded 35-bed capacity ICU center.
He said the Cancer Hospital will be constructed to a tune of Sh200 million under labour based program saying the program will save Sh600 million taxpayers money.
He at the same time thanked Equity Bank for their spirit of living with people through initiating various social programs.