By Ndungu Gachane
Thiba dam. Government officials said the dam, 40 per cent complete will be done by the end of next year. It will see an additional rice farming to more 13000 acres.
Kirinyaga County will have a state of art stadium by December this year. Interior PS Karanja Kibicho has announced.
The PS announced on Tuesday that the international stadium which is being constructed at Wang’uru town will accommodate 15000 people and will be a three storey building.
The stadium will also have a restaurant, board room, changing rooms VIP lounge and will be used for sports and entertainment purposes as well as Presidential and international events.
He said the stadium which sits in 12 acres piece of land will be one of its kind in the whole country.
The PS who was accompanied by 4 Principal Secretaries and several government delegation disclosed that there are roads projects in Kirinyaga County worth Sh9 billion, Sh20 billion for the construction of Thiba dam which will contribute to extension of rice farming by 13000 more acres.
“This will be a major boost in rice farming in Kirinyaga and the project will bring to an end importation of rice from foreign countries,” Dr Kibicho told locals.
Interior PS Karanja Kibicho when he opened Kagumo Police station.
Water PS Irungu Wairagu said Thiba dam is 40 percent complete and that the remainder will be through before the end of next year.
He added that there are various water projects going on in Kirinyaga County including the Kerugoya Kutus Sagana projects which entails sewarage construction and water for drinking projects.
“There are so many projects being undertaken by Jubilee adminstration here in Kirinyaga County and the rest of the country we are committed to delivering clean safe drinking water to our people just as President Uhuru Kenyatta promised his people,” he added.
Doctor Kibicho a main confidant of Jubilee adminstration thanked various government departments for their involvement to ensure that a tittle deed was availed to facilitate the construction of Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) which will boost the economic growth of the county as well as creating job opportunities to the locals.
Wanguru stadium which is being upgraded into an international stadium. Ps Karanja Kibicho announced by December, the stadium will be upgraded into an international stadium
“This will be the biggest research institute in Africa with laboratories and research departments, when we mean work we mean it and nothing come hinder us,” Mr Kibicho said.
The Kemri controversy has seen the PS and Governor Ann Waiguru in a frosty working relationship with Ms Waiguru who had blocked the issuance of the title deed.