Governor Kibwana Signs Partnership Deal With UN Habitat

  • Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana on Friday announced a major deal with UN Habitat - a partnership to implement in different development projects in the county.

    The MoU was signed by the governor and UN-Habitat Executive Director Maimunah Sharif.

    "I just signed an MoU with UN Habitat to collaborate on sustainable urban development, youth empowerment, solid waste management, green energy and housing," he stated.

    The deal, according to the governor, will help achieve a better quality of life for the people of Makueni with the 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 explained.

    On her part, Sharif acknowledged the county for its efforts towards achieving the Big Four Agenda in the country citing her happiness to see the signing of the deal come true.

    "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," she conveyed.

    Present to witness the signing of the agreement were deputy governor Adelina Mwau and other top county government officials.

    The deal is geared towards improving county planning practices and strengthening revenue enhancement capacity and Local Economic Development (LED).

    Youth development is also an agenda together with developing a green energy strategy with an action plan and a sustainable solid waste management plan.