Kitui County: April 20,2018: By Philip Muteti
Governor Kaluki Ngilu today assured the people of Kitui County their interest are protected against the exploitation by licensed mining companies.
She observed that Kitui County
is blessed with alot of minerals, and she will not allow those with mining licences to rob Kitui residents, saying she has set May 4, 2018, as the day to meet all companies licensed to mine in the country. The meeting will be held in Kitui.
Governor Ngilu further sent a warning to those encroaching on have Kitui Game Reserve, saying that Kitui County will will have a better way to utilize the reserve.
Mrs Ngilu was speaking at the Annual National meeting of the Good News Church of Africa in Mutomo, where she also led a fundraising drive to build a women’s building in Nairobi, at the invite of the Bishop Raphael Nzuki Kituva.
Speaking to hundreds of women in the congregation, Governor Ngilu urged them to embrace development based leadership and sent Rachael Kaki to the National Government, where she chairs the Lands Committee, to tell those who are planning to take Kitui Game Reserve in fishy deals to stop.
She raiterated that she is firm on the Charcoal ban and thanked those who have supported the ban. She then warned the current generation that if they failed to conserve the environment, the future generation won’t have a place to call home.
She urged those present to stop doing things the same old way and expect different results in their farming.
She encouraged farmers start using tractors as opposed to oxen pulled, hand- held ploughs for better yields.
Governor Ngilu was accompanied by Wiper leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, Senator Enoch Kiio, Irene Kasalu, the Kitui women Representative, Kitui South MP Dr. Rachael Kaki, Kitui County Assembly Majority leader Peter Kilonzo and Area MCA Masaku