Stop using donor funded projects to campaign in Mombasa, Joho to Jubilee

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho (right) together with President Uhuru Kenyatta at a past function.FILE/PHOTO.

Mombasa, KENYA: Mombasa governor Hassan Joho has criticized the electrification projects by the Jubilee government saying once again that the government is riding on a donor funded project to campaign.

Addressing residents at Tononoka grounds in Mombasa on Sunday,the governor said Jubilee government keeps on lying that they have connected close to 500,000 Mombasa residents with electricity.

Joho said World bank provides funds which facilitates the enhancement of the electrification projects in Kenya.

“World bank has tried to subsidized the facilitation of the projects so as to ensure electricity reaches many areas in the country,” explained Joho.

Last week Deputy President William Ruto said the Jubilee government has management to connect close to 5 million citizens compared to 2.3 million citizens countrywide before  Jubilee ventured into power.

The  project dubbed Last Mile Connectivity Project, is an initiative geared towards increasing electricity access to Kenyans across the country.

It involves extending, low voltage network in the single phase to reach households within 600 metre radius from a transformer, thereby reducing the cost of accessing electricity for the customer and supply for the power provider.

The project is a combined Government of Kenya and donor funded programme, whose financial agencies are
The African Development Bank (AfDB), The Government of Kenya and World Bank.

While launching the footbridge in Mombasa earlier this year, Joho also lashed at the Jubilee government for riding on the projects initiated by the former coalition government and funded by World bank to campaign.