Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has revealed that Busia Town will undergo a major facelift with Sh100million already available to kick-start the exercise.
Speaking at the burial of former Councillor of Agolot Ward Magdalene Narocho Odionyi, 55, at Ojaami Estate on Saturday, the Governor said Sh100m will be allocated every year to make Busia a model town.
“People flood social media with photos of World Bank Project in Kakamega town that was the brainchild of retired President Daniel Arap Moi to malign my administration,” he said, adding that the propagandists will start appreciating his work soon.
Governor Ojaamong said over 5 kilometres of roads were tarmacked for the first time by his government, adding they are targeting over 30kms, including the Public Works-Alupe road to open up the town with Alupe University.
He dismissed those with false notions that Busia is known for scoring lasts in everything. “We got Sh553m from the World Bank because of our prudent financial management and many other firsts to confirm we are not the last,” he said.
The Governor told Doctors operating at the Busia County Referral Hospital to exercise professionalism while discharging their duties to remove any element of doubts from those who seek services at the health institution.
He said millions of shillings will be used to revamp the hospital including completing the High Dependency and Intensive Care Units, New-born unit and general infrastructure at the referral hospital.
Former Councillors who came to honour their colleague in death urged Teso South MP Geoffrey Omuse who was present to expedite the bill that seeks to pay former Councillors honorarium.
The MP said the Councillors’ honorarium came from the Senate to the assembly labour committee, adding that it will be the first on the agenda when MPs return from recess.
Omuse told Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri to expedite President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive to release money for cane farmers to enable them take their children to school.
Those present included County First Lady Judy Ojaamong, former Busia Mayor Ojiolo Wambaha, Chakol South MCA Okodoi Maskini and his Ang’orom Counterpart James Ong’ole.