Residents from Garissa County have been asked to identify what they want in terms of development projects from their areas.

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Garissa Governor Ali Korane urged the residents to identify and submit their development needs so that the county government can focus on projects that will benefit them.

Korane said the residents in all the 30 wards should submit their needs to his office and ensure there is public participation in the implementation of projects.

Speaking in Bura town, Fafi Sub-County the governor said public participation will ensure resources are not wasted into projects that will not benefit the residents.

“We have seen in the past costly projects started only for residents to oppose them because they were either not involved or the project was not a priority to them. My administration wants to completely avoid this,” said Korane.

The governor said an inventory of all projects that started in October is almost complete and it will inform how devolved funds are allocated in each ward.

Governor Korane further said that last year’s plan to build 2,000km of roads in the county in partnership with a Dutch company is still being discussed.

“I want to assure the people of Garissa that we are still on it and we are not ready to give up. I am confident that we will get something out of the partnership,” he said.