Makueni County on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UN-Habitat to collaborate in different development projects in the county.
The MoU, signed by governor Kivutha Kibwana and UN-Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Sharif seeks to:-
- Improve county planning practices;
- Enhance production and use of appropriate materials for decent housing;
- Develop a Green Energy Strategy with an action plan;
- Develop a plan for sustainable solid waste management;
- Strengthen revenue enhancement capacity and Local Economic Development (LED) and
- Empower youth development.
The deal, according to governor Kibwana, will help achieve better quality of life for the people of Makueni with hope that it will open opportunities for partnerships with other UN bodies.
“We are excited about this deal. When we began negotiations last year, we had a list of many things but slowly it has been easy. We hope this is an opening for more partnerships with other UN bodies,” Kibwana said.
Sharif acknowledged the county for its efforts towards achieving the big four agenda in the country citing her happiness to see the signing of deal come true.
She said: ” I acknowledge the contribution of Makueni towards realising of the big four agenda in the country. I’m happy to see this come true today.”
Present to witness the signing of the agreement were deputy governor Adelina Mwau and other top county government officials.