Members of the Kilifi County Assembly have passed a motion to stop the one -million-acre Galana Kulalu flagship project worth more than Sh7 billion citing lack of consultation by the National government. More than 26 MCAs unanimously supported the motion tabled by Kilifi Deputy Speaker and Adu Ward Rep Stanley Kenga.
Speaker Jimmy Kahindi approved the motion which seeks to block the National government from continuing with farming on the land.
In the motion Kenga wants the Agriculture, Livestock Development, Fisheries and Lands, Energy and Housing and Urban Development executives to stop the National government from further activities on the project until public participation and approval on viability and ownership of the project is done by the County Assembly of Kilifi.
“We are aware that the Galana Kulalu food security project is a significant national development project within Kilifi county, however, the land under which the project is situated is a community land for the residents of Kilifi county,” he said.
Gongoni MCA Albert Kiraga said since 2013, the government has spent more than Sh30 billion, yet the funds allocated to the county was less than that despite the fact that the project was being implemented in Kilifi.