Secretary to the Presidential Delivery United (PDU), Mr. Andrew Wakahiu, PSC Commissioners Dr. Mary Mwiandi, Andrew Muriuki and other government officials inspecting the completed Thiba Dam on 11th June 2022.
Public Service Commission commissioners Dr. Mary Mwiandi and Andrew Muriuki have commended the public officers at the National Irrigation Board (NIB) led by Engineer Charles Muasya for their exemplary work in helping the government deliver key life-changing projects. The commissioners spoke during their visit to Thiba Dam in Kirinyaga county on 12th June, 2022.
While briefing the commissioners, Engineer Muasya noted that they completed the project earlier than projected by introducing 24 hours working shifts and working during public holidays. He also applauded his colleagues for their commitment and dedication to completing the project on time.
The Secretary to the Presidential Delivery United (PDU), Mr. Andrew Wakahiu, who accompanied the PSC commissioners, said the project saved taxpayers 400 million, money that will be diverted to other government projects.
“Thiba dam construction was estimated to cost Sh8.2 billion but we managed to use Sh7.8 billion and still completed the project 2 months earlier than projected. We also expect the dam to boost the local economy by over Sh6 billion and create over 100,000 jobs per year,” he said.
Commissioners Muriuki and Mwiandi expressed their satisfaction with the implementation of the project, describing it as life-changing and economically transformative. Besides, the commissioners emphasized that it was within their mandate to ensure public servants are productive and work diligently to help the national government deliver on its agenda.
“We want to understand how public officers are helping the government implement its projects to the community and their impacts. We are happpy to report that Thiba Dam is a great project that will not only change the lives of locals, but will also boost food production in the country,” said Dr. Mwiandi.
The commissioners added that Public Service Commission would be touring other counties to check on various government projects and address critical human resource issues within the devolved units.