President Uhuru Kenyatta today at Harambee House, Nairobi met a team of leaders from Western Region to discuss development projects.With focus of reviving the economy of the region.
The meeting was comprised of four Governors from the region; the leaders were Governor Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega), Sospeter Ojaamong (Busia), Wycliffe Wangamati (Bungoma), Wilbur Ottichilo (Vihiga) and Patrick Khaemba (Trans-Nzoia). Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa and Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary-General Francis Atwoli.
It was reported that the President and the leaders discussed the ongoing Government efforts to rescuscitating the ailing sugar sector especially Mumias and Nzoia sugar factories. According to Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya the meeting with the president was aimed at resuscitating the economy of the region.
Oparanya stated that the meeting with the president was aimed at resuscitating the economy of the region.
Again the Governor was categorical to clarify that the meeting was not out of seeking political supremacy but to ensure people benefit from the Government.
In statement from the Presidential Strategic Communication Unit, “The Head of State assured the leaders of the Government’s commitment to reviving the sector by fast tracking the implementation of the sugar taskforce report.”
Presidential taskforce co-chaired by Agriculture CS Peter Munya and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya outlined several interventions among them writing off of debts owed by the millers.
Nzoia Sugar Company Chairman Joash Wamang’oli received a brand new 52-seater bus from the president that will be used by club’s sports engagement.
In addition the President also donated Ksh2 million to the football team.