COUNTY SIGNS MOU WITH KEMRI TO ESTABLISH HEALTH COMPLEX FACILITIES IN KARACHUONYO (RIWA)Homa-Bay-Asego
A memorandum of understanding that seeks to establish a multi-billion investment was signed on Tuesday morning between the County Government of Homa bay and the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
The agreement signed by DR. Yeri Kombe, Director KEMRI on one hand, with the County government represented by the CEC member for Health Professor Richard Otieno Muga.
The County Government has already allocated 100 acres out of the 1000 acres of land at Riwa, Karachuonyo Sub County for the investments by KEMRI.
The investments include construction of a state-of-the-art level 5 hospital, a University which will majorly offer research and health courses, a research institute, a botanical garden and an airstrip to ease transportation
KEMRI Director said there was a lot of goodwill from the County Government and they will move with haste to ensure that everything is laid for the project to start. “It is only a matter of time and we will be set to go,” he added.
The parties collaborated with one another to promote public health research and improve public health services to the residents of the county. KEMRI has taken initiative in several research projects
The CEC member for Health said that he was happy to see the County Government partner with KEMRI to improve quality of health in Homa bay County. “I am happy today that the County Government of Homa bay and KEMRI are cooperating in a mutual effort to promote public health research and to improve the quality of public health services” he said
The MoU signing was witnessed by Miss Eunice Oduor, Corporation secretary/head legal affairs and Kamau Mugenda, Deputy Director Administration and Finance, with The County Attorney Ms. Caryn Konga.