Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has said that he wants to leave Busia a united county with leaders and residents embracing each other.
Speaking during a live interview on Emuria Radio 101.3FM hosted by John Ijakaa on Tuesday evening, the Governor said peace among county residents will spur economic development.
“ I want peaceful co-existence among all communities living in the county devoid of tribalism; those who look at others as enemies should desist since electioneering period ended last year,” he said.
The Governor said the other legacy he wants to leave at the end of his second term is to have hospitals that offer better services to county residents, X-Ray equipment in all sub county hospitals and dispensaries.
He said at the end of his term he wants many urban towns with roads upgraded to bitumen standards and have Busia town regain its lost status with the backing from the World Bank through Kenya Urban Support Program.
Governor Ojaamong said he wants to leave the rural folk enjoy electricity through the partnership with the Rural Electrification Authority (REA).
The County boss also revealed he held talks with KeNHA officials on Tuesday who promised to come as soon as tomorrow to repair the patches on the busy Busia-Kisumu Highway ahead of the expansion of the same road from the border to Korinda.
Governor Ojaamong also revealed that the best performing department in his Government was Public Works, Transport, Roads and Energy.
On the impending Busia nurses strike that is due to start on February 18, 2019, the Governor said he has held talks with the Busia union officials and urged them to embrace talks instead of downing their tools whose consequences may be catastrophic.
He assured the inherited staff from the former local authority that no one will lose his or her job, adding that the water shortage biting many parts of the country including Busia is due to water tables which have dropped.