Makueni County has secured a Ksh168 million grant from the World Bank to advance its devolution development agenda.
The grant, disbursed through the national ministry of Devolution, under the Kenya Devolution Support Programme (KDSP) is meant for capital investments and building capacities for improved devolved service delivery.
Makueni is among 13 counties that have received a total of Sh 1.9 Billion under the programme.
The 13 were competitively selected from the 47 counties upon achievement of respective disbursement linked parameters key among them audited accounts.
Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa who presented cheques to the qualifying governors urged the county chiefs to channel the funds to the BIG FOUR agenda.
Deputy governor Adelina Mwau has said the funds will be channeled towards key sectors of the county economy such as Water, Agricultural value chain addition and health promotion
Makueni county executive for Finance and Social Economic planning Mary Kimanzi said the cabinet would sit to decide on the projects to invest the grant in, and which will positively impact on the lives of Makueni residents.