Governor says Sh2bn for building Kisii cancer centre ready

Kisii Governor James Ongwae. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Kisii Governor James Ongwae. FILE PHOTO | NMG  

The construction of an ultra-modern Sh2 billion cancer treatment centre in Kisii County is closer to reality.

Kisii governor James Ongwae said they had received confirmation of availability of the funds to put up the facility from the Ministry of Health.

“We have received a letter from the ministry that a Sh2 billion grant from donors to build a modern cancer centre and wards with a 60-bed capacity is available,” Mr Ongwae said yesterday.

He went on: “We expect it to be complete within the next two years as soon as the funds are disbursed to my administration.” The donors are the government of Saudi Arabia and the Arab Development Bank.