The creation of new districts in the country was a response to wananchi’s demands, President Mwai Kibaki said on Monday.
Speaking when he made stopovers to greet wananchi at Mukurwe-ini, Karatina, Sagana and Kenol, President Kibaki said the Government was keen on addressing the needs of Kenyans hence the creation of new districts to take services closer to them.
“The few people who are opposed to the creation of new districts should shelf personal interests and listen to what wananchi want,” the Head of State said.
The President urged Kenyans to take advantage of the newly created districts to enhance local development.
Noting that unity and peace are key ingredients in national development, President Kibaki appealed to wananchi to live together harmoniously and support each other in development.
On infrastructure, President Kibaki said the Government has embarked on road construction and rehabilitation to open up the rural areas for faster development.
In this regard, the President asked those charged with the responsibility of improving the country’s road network to ensure that the work is completed on time to curb wastage of resources.
The Head of State, once again assured Kenyans of the Government’s commitment to develop all parts of the country.
The President was enroute back to Nairobi after visiting his Othaya constituency over the weekend where he met leaders and discussed development issues affecting the area.
President Kibaki was accompanied by Metropolitan Development Minister Njeru Githae, Sports and Youth Affairs Assistant Minister Kabando wa Kabando, Maragwa Member of Parliament Elias Mbau and his Kandara counterpart James Maina Kamau among others.