Busia Governor HE Sospeter Ojaamong has urged the new Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha to ensure that funds for education infrastructure are distributed to schools fairly.
Speaking at Our Lady of Mercy Girls Secondary School, Busia on Saturday during a funds drive in aid of the construction of a dormitory that realized Sh2.1m, the Governor said there is money for schools infrastructure in Nairobi.
“The funds are supposed to be issued to schools, but you are to be known to access the funds; this is unfair way of giving out government resources,” he said.
He said they had cultivated a rapport with Ambassador Amina Mohammed on the best way to improve schools infrastructure in Busia County; “We hope Prof Magoha will also be accommodative like his predecessor.”
The Governor thanked the teachers in the county for their excellent work despite the limited resources compared to schools in other counties.
He encouraged the students to read and achieve their cherished dreams. “I urge parents to give guidance to their children.”
The Governor urged county residents to embark on tree planting campaign to help tame the effects of climate change which has led to land degradation and destruction of water catchment areas.
He urged county residents to start planting crops to cushion against famine and to ensure that there is enough food in the county.
Matayos MP Geoffrey Odanga said the decision to increase sugar imports from Uganda will hurt the two sugar factories in the county since it will be sold at cheaper prices adding that the two factories will also not get cane.
On plans to have Uganda construct a dry port in Naivasha, the MP said that clearing agents will lose their jobs; poverty and cases of thuggery will increase.