Kisumu Governor Professor Anyang’ Nyong’o called for the speedy completion of projects in County stating that slow developments were weighing on the County and that contractors had no excuse for delay with funds at their disposal.  

 Speaking during the launch of the Kaloleni Shauri Moyo Road upgrade and the commissioning of the Blade Server, the Governor insisted that all projects should be completed on time if the residents are to benefit from them.

The upgrade of the 1.24 Km road is expected to ease the flow of transport in area and empower locals economically through job creation. According to the contractors M’Big limited, the road upgrade will cost a total of ksh73 million and is to be completed in nine months.

The City Manager Doris Ombara, reiterated that the upgrade project funded by the   French Development Agency (AFD) is part of the Kisumu Urban Project (KUP), aimed at transforming the County into a world class hub. “The project, launched in 2012 was to be completed in four years and the County government’s involvement is a step in the right direction” she said.

Speaking at the City Assembly the Governor vowed to speed up efforts in modernizing the County calling on residents to be involved if they are to fully benefit from such advancements.

“We must make use of technology effectively and sensitize the locals on how to cope with such advancements", he said as he commissioned the blade server.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

With 80% of the server complete the platform will integrate multiple modules into a central unit to ease the level of access and improve the quality of service to residents. The establishment of a data center capable of working on a 24-hour timeline will allow citizen participation and offer real time updates on the county’s affairs.

According to The Governor his government is working to improve the living conditions by addressing key areas:  Water, Public Health, Sanitation and Environmental Management are some of the areas the he vowed to transform in the County.

In his closing remarks the Governor appealed to village councils to address the destructive behavior in their areas arguing that such acts were destroying infrastructural developments, adding that such damages were costly to repair and elaborate measures should be tabled to transform the destructive habit.

By: Mikwa Emily and Collins Owuor


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