The County Government of Siaya has identified a new investor to take up investments in Yala Swamp after Dominion Firm’s recent exit, Governor Cornel Rasanga Amoth has said.

The firm that will engage no less than 4,000 Siaya citizens in various forms of productive economic activities have been approved by the Siaya County Executive and will be shared with the Assembly for approval in due course.

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Speaking at Rock Creek Church, Uranga in Alego Usonga after prayers yesterday, His Excellency Cornel Rasanga noted the strategic place of investors of such magnitude in developing the local economy and encouraged members of the public to work closely with such investors while sharing their views on the need for people centred investments.

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The Governor also noted that a County Investments Board will soon be formed to vet and validate such investors and all investment opportunities in the best interest of the people of Siaya County.

The expected investments in the swamp will put to rest the anxiety that has been associated with the exit of the former investor, which left several former employees unpaid in months of arrears and several suppliers reeling in debt. The Governor confirmed that the County Government of Siaya has made arrangements to ensure that all debts relating to the outgoing investor are cleared before the new investor begins its activities.

The prayers organized at The Rock Creek Church led by Arch Bishop James Opiyo Anyango and presided over by Bishop Joseph Wasonga of the Anglican Church of Kenya, Maseno West Diocese and were meant to see off Arch Bishop James Opiyo who is leaving for two months working tour of the United States of America.

Several church leaders present led by Bishop Wasonga lauded the handshake initiative that has calmed the political temperatures thereby attracting investments such as the impending investments in Yala Swamp.

The leaders also condemned the terror attacks at Desuit 2, 14 Riverside that claimed over 21 lives with two of the victims being Siaya County citizens.

They condemned religious extremism and urged youths to redirect their energies to more useful economic activities to avoid radicalisation.


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