Western Development: President Uhuru to start tour of the region on Sunday

President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to start his three-day tour of Western Kenya Counties on Sunday August 1.

Uhuru will inspect and launch various projects in Vihiga, Kakamega, Busia, Transnzoia and Bungoma counties.

Speaking to Sulwe, Mulembe and Vuuka Fms stations, Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa urged local leaders to keep off politics and embrace and his goodies for the region.

“Our leaders should not make the trip political but instead focus on what the region will get from the head of state. We shall be meeting elected leaders from the region this week to deliberate and share together on the visit.” said Wamalwa.

Key of the developments projects the Head of State is expected to launch include the planned construction of of the Ksh100 million Kakamega Gold Refinery in Ikolomani constituency.

Uhuru is also expected to inspect the Ksh6 billion Kakamega Teaching and Referral Hospital set for an upgrade from level 5 to 6 hospital.

The initial construction phase of the facility cost tax payers Ksh2.5 billion but due to lack of adequate funding, Kakamega County government is reported to have approached the national government to take over the project, which will serve as a referral facility in Western Kenya.

In Bungoma county, the president is expected to address the issue of Chetambe Hills and address calls of a short term capital injection at Nzoia Sugar Factory.

In Viihiga, the President is also expected to award a charter to Kaimosi University College after inspecting the Vihiga Water Cluster Project.

Uhuru will also address residents of Busia after awarding a charter to Alupe University. He is also expected to inspect the Western and Eastern bypass roads from Mundika to Busia Town, Otimong to Angorom Public Works in Busia.

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