KMTC gets Kshs 79 million, 27.5 acres of land, implementing big construction plans
The first phase of Kshs. 79 million Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Tigania and Kangeta Satellite Campuses has officially commenced.
The College Board of Directors has forged ahead with big construction plans to expand its facilities to provide a world-class training experience for its students.
Seeing work start on the two sites reminded Board Chairperson Prof. Philip Kaloki of the College’s Mission – producing competent health professionals through training and research, and provide consultancy services.
“We are particularly happy seeing our partners erect such magnificent structures. It is a clear indication that they are committed to Government’s Big 4 agenda on health,” he said today while touring the projects.
The Meru County Government, Tigania West Constituency, Igembe Central Constituency, and KMTC have joined forces to produce qualified health professionals in the county.
At Tigania, the area MP Hon. Dr. Kanyuithia Mutunga is rushing against time to complete construction work ahead of September intake.
“Both NG-CDF and County Government are spending Kshs 20 million to put up five classrooms and renovating another four. We are also erecting other facilities like skills lab, administration block, ablution blocks among others,” he said.
The Legislator revealed that the Campus is being contracted on a 22-acre piece of land.
At Igembe, where construction work kicked off recently, the area MP. Hon. Kubai Kiringo noted that the residents are already constructing accommodation facilities in readiness for the Campus.
“My constituents are aware of the big business that will come with this College. They are already getting ready to tap into this business,” he said.
KMTC has 71 Campuses strategically located in 44 out of 47 counties in the country offering 18 programs with 76 medical courses.
The College plays a key role in supporting the Government’s Universal Health Coverage agenda by producing a competent workforce to bridge the Human Resources for Health gaps in the country.
Also present were Board Directors Mithamo Muchiri, Fredrick Wamwaki, Dr. Mary Nandili, Dr. Evans Mukoye, and Samuel Arachi, CBS and Meru County Executive Committee member for health Misheck Mutuma.
Others were senior members of staff from KMTC headquarters including Deputy Registrar (Examinations) Gordon Agallo, Deputy Communications Manager Hezron Ochiel, Head of Resource Mobilization Kamau Maina, Principals Ms. Gladys Ng’ang’a (Meru), Mr. Samwel Njagi (Imenti), and Mr. Samwel Ndukanio (Chuka).
KMTC contributes over 85% of the local middle-level human resources for the health sector with other graduates employed in many African countries as well as in the U.S, Canada, and the European Union.
The College is remarkably upgrading its infrastructure, thanks to a collaboration with County Governments, NG-CDF, Beyond Zero, World Bank, St. John’s Ambulance, USAID among others.