PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN COUNTIES AND NATIONAL GOVERNMENT ON THE BIG FOUR AGREED

The Governors from The Lake Region Economic Bloc have resolved to work with The President’s Delivery Unit to deliver on the big four economic agenda at the County level while jointly monitoring progress.

Led by His Excellency Wilberforce Ottichilo of Vihiga and his Nandi Counterpart His Excellency Stephen Sang, the Governors participating in the three day conference today said they will hold continuously hold sessions with the president through its Delivery Unit to gauge progress and measure impact of the big four agenda on Mwananchi.

Dr. Otichilo who was part of the day’s panellists at the ongoing trade, investment and blue economy conference in Bomet noted the central place of the President’s Delivery Unit catapulting Kenya’s economy to new levels and the need to replicate similar units in Countries.

Meanwhile, Governor Sang has proposed joint deliberations between the Council of Governor’s Secretariat and the Presidents Delivery Unit to refocus prioritization of plans on partnerships around Small Medium Enterprises (SME’s), Kenya Private Sector Authority (KEPSA), Private Sectors and Agencies like USAID and UN and develop comprehensive action plan for implementation.

“Siaya Governor His Excellency Cornel Rasanga however warned that the President’s legacy projects risk collapsing unless a clear support strategy and coordination between the Presidency and the County Governments is agreed. The Governor also decried the slow pace of the initiation of the big four agenda items.

Earlier, Hon. Moses Kuria had noted that there is an acute shortage of nile perch and tilapia fish species in the Lake Victoria and the need to boost food security in the region by county governments investing on aquaculture farming model needed to be pursued as an investment option within the Lake Region. On Agriculture, Kuria said counties must adopt agro-processing initiatives.

COMMUNICATION DIRECTORATE
COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF SIAYA

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