Governor Oparanya’s quest to unite luhyas as mandated by Atwoli is ongoing.
The CoG chairman today held a meeting in Kakamega.
Below read his statement.
“Together with CS Hon Wamalwa, Governors, Senators and MPs we concluded our tour of counties in Western region aimed at forging unity of all communities in the region with a successful meeting of elders drawn from Kakamega at MMUST Multi purpose hall.
We used the meeting to update the elders on the progress we have jointly made in implementing resolution made by their colleagues in previous meetings.
We informed the elders of Government’s commitment to complete all stalled projects in the region.
Already the Government has started some of the projects among them; phase 1 of rehabilitation of Kakamega airstrip at a cost of Kshs. 174.7 million.
The Government has also rolled out plans to revive Mumias Sugar Company, Kshs. 138 million to clear debts the company owes farmers who supplied cane to the factory.
It has also agreed to write off all debts owed by the sugar millers in the region.
On Monday, we will meet Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia to discuss infrastructure development in Western especially completion of ongoing road projects and upgrading of Kakamega airstrip to airport status.
I thank President Uhuru Kenyatta through Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i who we met as leaders from the region to discuss development projects in the region.
The Dr Matiang’i led National Development, Implementation, Communication Cabinet Committee (NDICCC) will visit the region next month to take stock of all Government’s projects to ensure they are completed on time.
Special thanks to Governors; Sospeter Ojaamong (Busia), Wilbur Ottichilo (Vihiga) and Wycliffe Wangamati (Bungoma), senators; Cleophas Malala (Kakamega), Petronila Shiyonga (nominated) and Getrude Musuruve (nominated), MPs; Bernard Shinali (Ikolomani), Justus Kizito (Shinyalu), Raphael Wanjala (Budalang’i), Elsie Muhanda (Kakamega Women Rep), MCAs among other leaders for gracing today’s meeting.
Finally, my appreciation to the planning team and everyone who was involved to make the meeting a success.”