President William Ruto has declared that Nyanza region will not be left behind as he plans for the future of the country.
Speaking on Saturday in Uriri constituency in Migori, President Ruto said that he will not allow any part of the country to be locked out of government development projects as a result of being in the opposition. “Nyanza will not be left behind as we plan as we plan the future of Kenya.” Said the President.
The President said that nobody will be allowed to take the people of Nyanza in the opposite direction and added that he will be very deliberate in uniting the country. “We are committed to working for the development of Kenya. We will not leave out any region or group from our development agenda because we believe a united and focused country has a better chance of overcoming the challenges we face today and building a better tomorrow.” said the Head of State.
The President also launched the construction of three roads in Migori County to help stimulate the region’s economic growth and commissioned the Senta – Nyamtiro – Isebania road (Phase I) (Kuria East) and Nyabohanse -Kumumwamu road (Kuria West) and Nyarach -Nyaburu – Oboke – Rangwe (Rongo). He pledged that the Stella – Sibuoche – Gogo – Oyani Road, a key project in Uriri Constituency, will be built and completed in 18 months.
The President also handed over 100 computers at Mabera Technical and Vocational College Digital Empowerment Centre. He said the Government is distributing computers to enhance Information Communication Technology (ICT) training in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVETs).
“Each college will receive 100 computers that will equip over 500,000 students in TVETs with skills that are in demand in the digital economy market,” he said.
The President said Ksh 3 billion has been set aside for the Gogo power plant to increase its capacity from two to eight megawatts to meet the region’s power demand. He also said that the Ministry of Health will spend Sh50 million on the expansion of Pino Owacho Hospital in Uriri.
Present during the event were Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu, ICT CS Eliud Owalo, Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa, South Mugirango MP and Chief Whip Silvanus Osoro.
Others leaders from Nyanza were MPs Mark Nyamita (Uriri), Caroli Omondi (Suba South), Elisha Odhiambo (Gem), David Ochieng (Ugenya), Phelix Odiwour alias Jalang’o (Langata), Japheth Nyakundi (Kitutu Chache North), Mathias Robi (Kuria West), and Marwa Kitayama (Kuria East). Okoth Obado (Former Migori Governor), CAS Fred Outa, Dr.. Evans Kidero and Nicholas Gumbo among others.