Oparanya appeals to government to complete projects

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Kakamega Governor, Wycliffe Oparanya, has appealed to the National Government to complete stalled projects in the western region.

Oparanya said leaders from the region led by Devolution Cabinet Secretary (CS), Eugene Wamalwa, have identified development projects in the five counties for completion.

“The projects include, roads, gold refinery in Kakamega, granite factory in Vihiga and upgrading of Kakamega, Kitale and Busia airstrips.

He said as a region they support the Head of State in his bid to initiate development in the country, noting that several projects in Western are lined up for launch.

“As leaders from western we met the President and discussed some of the projects that we want him to start for the benefit of our people,” he told the press, Wednesday, in Butere Sub- County during the burial of a five-year-old Stephen Asira who was electrocuted.

The Governor said Covid-19 pandemic affected the economy of the Country thus slowing down development plans.

“Upgrading of Kakamega and Kitale airstrips is ongoing while some of the roads have gone through the tendering process and we hope construction works will start soon,” he said.

He said quack electricians are to blame for accidents related to electrocution urged the residents to seek services of qualified people who are certified to do wiring in their houses.

By Sammy Mwibanda

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