Governor Wanga marks 100 days in office on Jamhuri dayBushnell Odhiambo
It has been 100 days since governor Gladys Wanga assumed office, and the county government has seen numerous successes during this time.
The governor, who campaigned on a platform of change and progress, has worked tirelessly to deliver on her promises and make the county a better place for its residents.
In her speech at the official celebrations in Homa Bay to mark this year’s Jamhuri day, the governor mentioned commissioning of Kigoto maize milling plant, restoration of drugs supply to 250 hospitals in the county, the rolling out of a massive village to village publication participation, establishment of a new cashless revenue regime, operationalization of the renal unit, renovation of the dental unit and the blood bank at the county referral hospital as key among strides her administration has made towards service delivery so far.
“We are now heading into the critical stage of bringing services closer to our people in the village,” Wanga said, reiterating her commitment to deliver services as promised during campaigns.
The governor who was joined by invented guest, H.E Marten Brouwer, the dutch ambassador to Kenya, announced that the county government will be opening a new maternity in Ndhiwa sub county that will provide basic care for mothers under “Uzazi Salama.”
“We have a great partnership with the Kingdom of Netherlands in health, renewable energy among key areas of mutual benefit to both,” said Wanga
According to the governor, the county government has embraced partnerships and continues to foster cooperation in key sectors for economic growth with both the national government and global partners.
“We positively continue to harness our inter-governmental relations, to bring development to our people,” Wanga said, when she revealed plans to implement the affordable housing project that will lead to the construction of 1,500 units by the National Housing Corporation for the people of Homa Bay town.
The county boss further revealed plans to develop Homa Bay county Lakefronts.
“We have since developed partnerships with the National Government through Kenya Ports Authority and Kenya Railways to reclaim and start rebuilding our waterfronts and piers. This is
progressing well,” she said.
Wanga also said that her administration is willing to work with the rest of the world to mitigate on the losses attributed to the challenges brought by climate change.
The county commissioner, Mr. Moses Lilan expressed concern on the rising gender-based violence cases within the county, calling for action.
“We must come out strongly and speak against the violence at the community level,” Lilan said
The commissioner however, assured residents of security measures in place as the country heads into the festive period.
Deputy governor, hon. Joseph Oyugi Magwanga urged the people of Homa Bay county to engage in agricultural production to boost food security.
“Our women and youth must prepare to exploit farming opportunities including cotton growing among others to sustain their livelihoods,” He said.
The colouful celebrations were graced by among others; speaker of the county assembly of Homa Bay, Hon. Julius Gaya, the Majority leader, county assembly members, county executive committee members, chief officers and county officials.