The National, Thursday 6th June 2013
MAPRIK district will focus more on rural economic empowerment, MP John Simon said.
Giving a report on the district services improvement programme for 2013 on Tuesday, Simon outlined the allocation of the K10 million funding to each divisional head in the district.
Simon revealed that the district’s infrastructure, including roads and bridges, would get K3 million, education K1 million, law and justice K1 million, health K1 million, rural economic empowerment K3 million and K1 million would be used for the district’s administration.
“This year we are also looking at big impact projects in the district, namely the Hayfield Airport redevelopment, rural lock-up and National Court house, re-development of the Maprik market and the new police barracks,” he said.
He said K1 million was allocated for the redevelopment of Hayfield airport, rural lock-up and national courthouse building construction.
The re-development of the Maprik market was allocated K500,000 and the police barracks also allocated K1 million.
He said work on these projects would begin this month.
The funds for these projects came from the K5 million district support improvement programme grant.
Simon said the constructions of district roads and bridges were underway.