The South Eastern Kenya Economic Block (SEKEB) has held its first joint cabinet meeting and reached an agreement solely aimed at rolling back poverty and boosting the region’s economic growth.
Ukambani governors Alfred Mutua,(Machakos)Charity Ngilu (Kitui) and Kivutha Kibwana (Makueni) said SEKEB was purely an economic vehicle and they will not tolerate it being politicised.
The three county chiefs said SEKEB would revolutionise ukambani and bring about economic freedom by maximizing resource use and turning the people to be more of producers rather than consumers.
” Today is a historic day in the fight against poverty in Ukambani. The signing of this South Eastern Kenya Economic Bloc (SEKEB) agreement provides us, the three Governors a chance to jointly provide rapid, result based leadership for the great people of Ukambani” Said Governor Mutua.
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“We will be having a joint meeting like this of today quarterly revolving in the three counties.” Governor Ngilu
They were speaking outside governor Mutua’s office on Saturday during the historical joint cabinet meeting bringing together county executives from Machakos, Makueni and Kitui.
” The SEKEB agreement which Machakos Alfred Muta, Kutui Governor Charity Ngilu and I have approved is a development covenant of the people of Ukambani from the grass roots, with us governors as the stewards. Said Governor Kibwana.
Earlier on, the three county executives held separate cabinet meetings with their respective governors before merging and coming up with the agreement which will also see the establishment of a bank
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