President William Ruto has assured residents of Luo Nyanza that they are part and parcel of his government and that they will not be sidelined in development even though they didn’t vote for him enmasse.
Speaking during a series of meetings in Homabay, Siaya, Bondo and other regions in Nyanza, Ruto said he was ready to partner with leaders and the people of Nyanza to ensure that they benefit from his government’s development plans.
The plans include fish farming which the president said will be funded and expanded to support more livelihoods. He said the Government will also add value to allow farmers earn more from the economic activity.
The government, he said will also allocate Sh600 Million to help in the processing of fish in Homa Bay. The President opened the Homa Bay Municipal Market in Homa Bay Town. “Fishing has a huge potential that must be exploited. When we add value, we will earn more and generate more jobs for the youth.”
Earlier, the President met the Homa Bay County leadership at the Tom Mboya University that presented the region’s development plan to him.
Present were Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Homa Bay Governor Gladys Wanga, Migori Governor Ochilo Ayacko, Senator Moses Kajwang’, Millie Odhiambo (Suba North), John Mbadi (Nominated), Caroli Omondi (Suba South), Joyce Atieno “Bensuda” (Woman Rep.), Lilian Gogo (Rangwe), among others.
President Ruto committed to work with all leaders, irrespective of their political affiliation, to transform Kenya.
Governor Wanga said she will continue working with the Government “to move Homa Bay County forward”.