Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has said his vision and focus for Busia County is to leave a legacy to be emulated by his successors.
” I am determined to leave a legacy when I exit office. It will be my joy to see a better County with happier people,” he said.
In a speech read on his behalf by Acting Matayos Sub County Administrator Frida Nekesa during the 55th Madaraka Day celebrations at Busia County Stadium, the Governor said he will not tolerate lip service in his administration.
” Unlike my previous cabinet members who had a five-year contract, I have given my new team a two-year contract. The renewal of their contracts will be based on service delivery to the people of Busia County.
Members of the public will also have a say in the manner in which my officers deliver service in their respective departments. We shall take wanachi’s petitions seriously,” he said.
The Governor said the dream for a prosperous county cannot be achieved in isolation but through concerted efforts of all the people, including leaders and stakeholders.
Ojaamong outlined what his government will do in the next five years of his final tenure in office. They include establishing one model ECDE centre in each of the 35 wards in the county.
” We shall construct and refurbish seven vocational training centres of excellence, one in every sub county. We shall also establish a scholarship scheme to sponsor one bright student every financial year in each of the 35wards to undertake core career such as engineering or medicine,” he said.
My Government, through the partnership with the National Government and other partners , is keen on decongesting Busia and Malaba Towns through expansion of major highways and construction of trailer parks in these two towns.
Busia County Commissioner Michael Tialal led the celebrations. Busia County was represented by First Lady Judy Ojaamong, Agriculture Executive Dr Moses Osia and Chief Officer in the Governor’s Office Ezekiel Okwach.