On Monday evening, many online users stepped up discussions on the upcoming Kitui County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) which is yet to be approved by the County Assembly. This comes weeks after the Treasury Ministry under Ms Mary Nguli handed over the document to the MCAs for deliberations and approval.
In one of the reputed Online Platforms dubbed ‘The Kitui Professionals”, members of the public held a heated discussion around the CIDP. The following are some of the excerpts:
“I have seen there are a lot of water projects poised to be done in my ward Voo/Kyamatu. The CEC for water Mr Kisangau has done me proud. He is our son’, poses an online user ‘Ndoo Wa Malombe.
“Some of the tea takers and Sasini barons in this group are jokers. I know for sure Kyaloo, Mukelenzu and Sino will not read the CIDP. But they will be the loudest when discussions around it take shape. Anyway, I fully feel this document was well prepared and captures the wishes of our people. County government should listen more to the people on the ground and not the power brokers hovering around the corridors of the County Government offices in Kitui”, poses Kyale DC.
“My ward Mutha is well captured. However, we will adding more project proposals continually from time to time. But of keen interest to me is the emphasis put by the Ministry of health. If we get our health priorities right, then our county will develop”, poses Yoana Kimwele, Lead Admin.
“This document is very alive. It is not cast on stone. We will continue to amend it as more ideas from the public come our way”, adds Ms Nguli, the treasury CECM.
“The tragedy of many professionals in Kitui is that they don’t honor meetings summoned by Ward and Village admins. As such, more elites may feel a little disenfranchised by the contents of the CIDP. We need to honor public participation meetings if at all we want our ideas to be reflected in the aggregate development score of the County Government”, poses Aggrey Nzomo, NYC.
“It is tedious to read all this documents that keep coming up. I will wait and see what the county government will have done in 2022”, says a rather disenchanted “Nzangi”.
“I will comment after I have read the entire document. Somebody send me the part with Kisasi Ward only I am not interested in the entire document,” says Kyalo wa Kisasi.