Ganze MP Teddy Mwambire: County government can address the Ndigiria dispensary operations


Ganze MP Teddy Mwambire photo at Ndigiria
Ganze MP Teddy Mwambire. FILE


Ganze MP Teddy Mwambire enlightens the residents about the stalled dispensary at Ndigiria, Sokoke ward.

The move comes after the residents cry over the long-distance taken when looking for health services while the Ndigiria Dispensary in Ndigiria sub-location in Sokoke Ward was stalled.

The legislator said that the stalled Ndigiria Dispensary was initiated by the default County Council of Kilifi in 2004 through the Local Authority Transfer Funds.

 After the 2007 election, the then Ganze CDF started the project to build a staff house while the then county council was to equip the facility and some essentials were bought.

 In the 2015/2016 financial year, the County Government of Kilifi allocated funds to complete the projects but Ganze CDF then also allocated funds for the same project.

The County Government reallocated its funding to Vitengeni Health Centre where it was renovated and facelifted. The Ganze CDF did very little work which couldn't allow the County Government to operationalize the facility. 

The national government through Equalization Funds allocated 5 million which was used to complete the project in 2018.

"Since then, the facility has been ready for operationalization but the concerned county government of Kilifi departments is in a better position to inform the public why the facility is yet to serve its intended purpose, " the MP stated.

The facility was completed through Equalization Funds from the national government at the same time with the following facilities:-

  1. Kaembeni Dispensary which is now operational. 
  2. Jila Dispensary which is operational. 
  3. Ganze maternity ward which is operational.
  4. Phase one of the Mbudzi Community Hospital which is now a Covid - 19 isolation centre. 
  5. Mwarandinda Dispensary which is yet to be completed due to court case although Sh 5 million had been allocated.

"All issues concerning the Ndigiria Dispensary can be best addressed by the County Government as national government can only supplement the county efforts by building but not operationalization of health facilities as health is a fully devolved function, " the legislator urged the residents to seek information from the county respective department.

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