The establishment of a comprehensive outpatient block, commissioning of Kigoto maize milling plant and the 100 percent growth in a new cashless revenue collection regime are some of governor Gladys Wanga’s biggest achievements in her first 100 days as Homa Bay county governor.
“After our 100 days in office, I am happy to come back to our people to report that we remain in focus and very much on track as far as our campaign promises are concerned,” Governor Wanga said. “
She added: ” It has not been an easy task putting in place working structures, having taken over from a system that was ailing on all fronts. Our hope remains undeterred and work is indeed in progress.”
In the last Financial Year, Homa Bay county generated Ksh135 million in revenue, but in the month of October and November this year, the county managed to mobilise Ksh200 million in revenue, pointing to the endless potential that the Wanga administration believes in.
The county boss on Friday, highlighted additional achievements during her first 100 days as Homa Bay’s second governor.
She was speaking during an event at the county referral hospital, when she received the 100 days taskforce report from the committee chair, Mr. Ben Omollo.
“I salute the team that has worked round the clock to make this a reality. Let me thank the 100 days Taskforce for delivering on their mandate,” said Governor Wanga.
Some of the highlights include:
- A restructured comprehensive Outpatient Bloc
- Renal Unit Now operationalized
- Dental Unit Now operationalized
- Cancer Centre Being revamped
- Blood Bank Now operationalized
- Drug Supplies Restored in over 250 hospitals in the county.
- CT Scan Now procured and Installation is underway.
- Stipend to Community Health Volunteers. All the 3,000 CHVs now on a KES 2500 stipend. First pay cheque available in January.
OTHER NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS
- Revenue Mobilisation KES 201 million raised in October and November alone compared to KES 137 million for 12 months last year.
- Establishment of revenue board. Necessary legislation in place, recruitment of board members ongoing.
- Affordable Housing Program launched in partnership with National Housing Corporation. Ground-breaking expected later next month.
- Municipal Charters to be issued to Oyugis, Kendu Bay, Ndhiwa and Mbita from next month.
- Partnerships Enhanced relations with development partners around the world initiated.
- County Integrated Development Plan Village to Village model of public participation introduced in CIDP development.
- Launch of Ramula and Sena Theatre Complete and commissioned.
- Fins to Swim Governor’s Scholarship Fund. 280 2022 KCPE top scorers to benefit from the KES 30 million fund to be launched next month.
- Feeding Program 88,000 children to be included in the KES 80 million feeding program to be kicked off next month.
- Enhanced Bursary Plan. The fund has expanded from the previous KES 30 million to KES 100 million to be rolled out next month.
- Seka Kamser and Kibuogi medical facilities Completed and opened.
- Comprehensive Medical Cover for Staff. All county staff will benefit from comprehensive medical cover for the first time from next month.
- New born Unit at Homabay Teaching & Referral Hospital Completed and commissioned.
- Climate Change Framework. All legal and policy frameworks on climate change are now in place.
- Human Resource Audit. Staff headcount to weed out ghost workers already kicked off.
- County staff salary. Pay day for workers is now before the 5th Day of the Month consistently
- Waterfront Development partnership agreement.