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Busia to become a model town soon, says Ojaamong

Some Sh. 100 million has been set aside by Busia county government to facilitate a major facelift in Busia town.
Governor Sospeter Ojaamong said some of the money will be used to revamp Busia County Referral hospital including completing the high dependency and intensive care units, new-born unit and general infrastructure at the referral hospital
Speaking at a funeral ceremony in Teso South Sub County on Saturday, Ojaamong said that over five kilometers of roads were tarmacked for the first time by his government, adding they target to tarmac another 30kms, including the Public Works-Alupe road that connects the town with Alupe University.
“People flood social media with photos of World Bank Project in Kakamega town that was the brainchild of retired President Daniel Arap Moi to malign my administration,” he said, adding that the propagandists will start appreciating his work soon.
The governor dismissed those with false notions that Busia is known for scoring last in everything arguing that the County got Sh553m from the World Bank because of their prudent financial management.
Governor Ojaamong’s wife Judy on her part urged parents to assist in molding their children and guiding them on careers to pursue instead of blaming county and national governments when their children fail to excel in national exams.
She said despite the county failing to produce a single A in 2018 KCSE examination some 1134 students qualified for direct entry to university after scoring C+ and above. “This shows there is room for improvement,” she said.
She at the same time supported Interior CS Fred Matiang’i’s bold move to outlaw disco matanga across the country adding that this will help in improving education standards.
Speaking at the same event, Teso South MP Geoffrey Omuse urged Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri to expedite President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive to release money for cane farmers to enable them take their children to school.
By Salome Alwanda

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