Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka says his government will develop policy guidelines aimed at increasing agricultural production in the county.
He has promised to bring on board locally constituted committees whose mandate would include verification of existing gaps in production to guide issuance of input, with a view to increase support to cover more farmers.
The governor also plans to repair existing tractors and purchase 18 more tractors and distribute them to Sub- Counties covering specific wards.
The county boss added that he would install more lights to cover all markets and install high mast flood lights in all major markets, construct more modern markets and introduce trade loans.
On education, Lusaka said that all public schools would get his administration’s support in expansion of infrastructure to increase access to more learners.
He noted that he plans to expand and equip health facilities in the entire county to offer quality services that they are designed to offer services and not just being constructed as monuments. He added that reproductive health would especially be of concern to his administration.
“My government will work to establish well- equipped health facilities where patients can access quality services, thus ensuring increased access,” he said.
Lusaka laid bare his government’s plan in his inaugural speech as he took oath of office at the Kibabii University grounds on Thursday, August 25, 2022.
By Ann Wekesa and Roseland Lumwamu