Hungarian Sh5bn credit to finance construction of cancer hospital in Nyeri

June 1, 2017 4:44 pm
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President Kenyatta inspecting a guard of honour during the Madaraka Day festivities/PSCU

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 1 – Nyeri county is set to benefit from the construction of a cancer hospital from part of credit extended by the Hungarian government totaling Sh5 billion.

During his Madaraka Day speech on Thursday, President Uhuru Kenyatta expressed his gratitude saying this will benefit Kenyans of all walks of life.

“At this point, I would like to express my personal gratitude and that of the Kenyan people to the government of Hungary for providing funds to construct a cancer hospital in Nyeri,” he said.

He further revealed plans to expand and upgrade the Nyeri Provincial General Hospital and Othaya District Hospital.

“This Hospital will serve the people of Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Muranga, Meru, Laikipia, Isiolo and other parts of our country. Alongside this, we will expand and upgrade the Nyeri Provincial General Hospital and Othaya District Hospital,” he stated.

During his address, the head of state also highlighted the gains made since Kenya’s independence.

He observed that the latest development, the Madaraka Express will reduce incidences of disability and deaths.

Speaking in Nyeri at the Kabiru-ini grounds, President Kenyatta observed that the latest development, the Madaraka Express will reduce incidences of disability and deaths.

President Kenyatta who launched the train on Wednesday stated that it will cut delivery time, corruption and ensure investors profit from hotels, lodges and kiosks along the line.

“Madaraka Express is a true living symbol of the journey we are undertaking together. It is the foundation for better incomes for our farmers, manufacturers and other businesses,” he said.

“On it rests our dominance as a regional hub, opening up opportunities for new markets for our goods and services, and letting us compete against other ambitious countries for the manufacturing investments that will bring jobs for our sons and daughters.”

He further outlined plans to expand the construction of the Thika Superhighway to Nyeri, Nanyuki and ultimately Isiolo.

“For those who live between Nairobi and Nyeri, and those travelling north, our plan is to extend the Thika Highway,” he stated.

“We will also push for the development of agri-business and value addition along that transport corridor, to transform your hard work into higher incomes and jobs.”

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