Kisii County is one of the 12 municipalities worldwide to benefit from a 70-million-pound Sustainable Economic Development (SUED) programme.
Speaking when he received a team from SUED led by Simon Elliot and Principal Secretary, State Department for Mining John Omenge, Governor James Ongwae thanked the British Government through the Department for International Development (DFID) for selecting Kisii among 53 municipalities that sent their proposals last year.
“It was a competitive selection exercise and I am delighted that the county’s proposal was among the best,” he said. Implementation of the programme has officially commenced in Kisii Municipality following a readiness assessment conducted earlier this year. In its proposal, the county prioritized soapstone and fruit processing value chains that have a high impact on the lives of residents.