Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has urged churches to partner with the county government and non-governmental organizations to leverage on the economies of scale.
Speaking at St Peters Kaliwa Catholic Church during a funds drive in aid of the completion of the Church, the Governor said that churches have vast resources which remain untapped.
” Kaliwa Church is built on a six-acre piece of land; there is need for partnership with counties to help leverage on economies of scale,” he said, adding devolved functions like water, ECDE and health can be put up in churches’ owned assets to benefit local communities.
Governor Ojaamong said his government was on the right track with many development projects up and running saying that the next few months will see the county record major milestones.
Speaker Bernard Wamalwa who was the Chief Guest echoed the governor’s sentiments saying for churches to develop they will need that partnership with the governments.
“Church members should form Savings and Credit Co-operative Societies to benefit from the County Government’s Co-operative and Trade Funds,” he said.
Amukura Catholic Parish Priest Fr Dunstan Epalat said there was no secret that road infrastructure in the county had overtaken those of neighbouring Bungoma with most rural access roads remaining pathetic.
“Tribal politics will not help build the county; the Governor needs support to achieve the aspirations of the county residents,” he noted.
Fr Epalat said the high level talks going on between the County and relevant departments for the proposed airport in the county is good news as it will benefit county residents in realising their social economic objectives.
The funds drive realized a total of Sh323, 000.