Tenders for the Sh553million Kenya Devolution Support Programme will be rolled out in January 2019, Busia Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi has revealed.
Addressing the press after the bi-weekly meeting at the Water Department Boardroom on Friday, Mulomi said all the 18 identified projects will start in February and earmarked for completion by June 30, 2019.
The Deputy Governor said projects design and matrix, scope of work and Bills of Quantities for all projects have already been completed, adding that names of successful contractors will be forwarded to the KDSP secretariat to sanction the start of the exercise.
“All requirements for the 12.5km road linking parts of Teso South, Teso North and Nambale sub counties have been met. We have submitted the report to KDSP secretariat to sanction the start of the project,” he said.
The Department of Health has been allocated Sh270.9million. Agriculture is second with Ksh117.4m, Water Ksh88.7m, and Roads Ksh 75.9m.
The amount allocated to health will go towards equipping of Accident and Emergency Unit and installing the lift, Equipping of Maternity and New-born Unit, Corporate Services Block and refurbishment of the Busia County and Referral Hospital.
Further amount will go towards completion, and Kocholia, Sio Port, Nambale and Khunyangu sub county hospitals
Amount allocated to agriculture will go towards construction of Auxiliary an Supporting Block and Training Area at Busia ATC, equipping the ATC, Construction of Cross border fish trans-shipment and wholesale market at the Busia border fish export and import market and purchase of milk cooling plants in Butula and Teso South.
Amount allocated to Water department will be used in expansion of Nambale, Elugulu, Bwaliro, Madivira and Busijo water supplies.