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Farmers to reap big as County supports banana value chain

Farmers to reap big as County supports banana value chain

The Kisii County Government will continue supporting efforts by the National Agricultural-Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NAGRIP) aimed at Increasing Productivity…

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Governor Ongwae appeals to ‘COCA COLA’ company to revive Kisii Bottlers factory

Governor Ongwae appeals to ‘COCA COLA’ company to revive Kisii Bottlers factory

Kisii County governor James Ongwae has appealed for the re-establishment of Kisii Bottlers company that was shut down recently. Ongwae…

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County government committed to complete Projects

County government committed to complete Projects

The Kisii County Government is committed to completing ongoing development projects initiated by the County in good time. The projects…

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Kisii County Government partners with UNICEF to promote hygiene

Kisii County Government partners with UNICEF to promote hygiene

The Kisii County government health department is partnering with the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in a campaign…

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County involves residents in LREB sensitisation drive

County involves residents in LREB sensitisation drive

The 4th summit of the Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB) recently held in Kisii provided a forum for residents’ participation…

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Governor Ongwae inaugurates Kisii Municipality Board

Governor Ongwae inaugurates Kisii Municipality Board

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae today inaugurated the Kisii Municipality Board which will be in charge of managing the Kisii…

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Construction of Sombogo tea factory underway

Construction of Sombogo tea factory underway

Tea is a major cash crop earner for small scale farmers in our county who are affiliated to the Kenya…

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Ongwae, Kimemia urge government to embrace wind and solar energy investments to reduce cost of power

Ongwae, Kimemia urge government to embrace wind and solar energy investments to reduce cost of power

Kisii governor James Ongwae and his Nyandarua counterpart Francis Kimemia on Thursday appealed to the national government to embrace investments…

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Governor Ongwae committed to promote staff improvement programme

Governor Ongwae committed to promote staff improvement programme

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae has undertaken to implement the policies initiated by the World Bank funded Kenya Devolution Support…

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Governor puts Staff on notice over performance

Governor puts Staff on notice over performance

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae has asked county government employees to strive and satisfactorily deliver on their mandate in public…

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Prioritize service delivery to residents, governor Ongwae challenges staff

Prioritize service delivery to residents, governor Ongwae challenges staff

Kisii Governor James Ongwae has challenged County Public Servants to dedicate their energies on service delivery to residents. Speaking during…

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Governor Ongwae in the US for the Annual East Africa Chamber of Commerce Trade Conference

Governor Ongwae in the US for the Annual East Africa Chamber of Commerce Trade Conference

Kisii Governor James Ongwae is in Dallas, USA for the 11th Annual East Africa Chamber of Commerce Trade Conference 2018. …

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CS Matiang’i commends county and national government officials in Kisii for ‘ideal’ working relationship

CS Matiang’i commends county and national government officials in Kisii for ‘ideal’ working relationship

The Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government Dr. Fred Matiang’i has hailed the good working relationship between…

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Governor James Ongwae Signs into Law the Finance Bill, 2018/2019

Governor James Ongwae Signs into Law the Finance Bill, 2018/2019

Kisii Governor James Ongwae has signed into law the Finance Bill, 2018, which grants the County powers to collect revenue…

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Residents to Benefit from Renal Services at Nyamache Sub-County Hospital

Residents to Benefit from Renal Services at Nyamache Sub-County Hospital

Patients with kidney failure in Kisii County will now access dialysis services at Nyamache Sub County Hospital in Bobasi following…

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County Receives Sh 110Million to Strengthen Banana Value Chain

County Receives Sh 110Million to Strengthen Banana Value Chain

The Kisii County Government has received a KShs.110million grant from the European Union to strengthen the banana value chain for…

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Governor Ongwae commits to development projects initiated in first term

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae has vowed to use his last term in office in completing development projects initiated in the first term.

Governor Ongwae and his Deputy Joash Maangi were sworn in for a second term during a colourful ceremony at the Gusii Stadium.

Speaking when he took the oath of office, Governor Ongwae said his development agenda for the second term will be anchored on a nine-point agenda with focus on: on water reticulation, road and infrastructure, health care services, agriculture, market development, education and social protection.

He told residents that he will immediately embark on constituting the County Executive Committee where all positions will be advertised and filled based on meritocracy. He also announced plans to reorganize government and purge lazy and corrupt staff.

Ongwae said the county government will procure drilling equipment to sink boreholes throughout the county in bid to address water shortage.

"I will complete on- going water projects including Birongo, Riokindo, Chitangi, Nyaura, Mokenene and thereafter embark on reticulation to reduce the distance covered to water points, " said Ongwae.

The Governor said he will work closely with Lake Victoria South Water Services Board to speed up implementation of the on-going KShs.1.5billion water and sanitation project.

The programme includes the construction of 35km of new pipeline that will supply water to Nyamataro, Nyangena, Gesonso, Jogoo, Botori and improve the supply to Kisii Town CBD, Nyanchwa, Milimani, Menyinkwa, among other areas.

Ongwae said in his last tem he shall construct additional roads and work with development partners to tarmac some key roads in the county adding that in the last four and half years the County government managed to open new roads and gravel over 1,800km of roads throughout the County.

On health, Governor Ongwae disclosed that his administration will focus on primary health care and operationalize those health facilities built through Constituency Development Fund (CDF) and other agencies by sending staff, equipment and drugs.

"When I assumed office in 2013, I realised that the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital (KTRH) lacked specialists in some key areas including neurosurgery, orthopaedic, paediatric, and cardiothoracic services forcing us to refer our patients to Nairobi and other places. Of the ten doctors we sent for specialised training, two who specialized in orthopaedics and paediatric dentistry are back while the remainder are soon completing their training. Before the end of the year, we will expect to have all these services offered here at KTRH," he said.

Another key project in the health sector is the KShs.2billion cancer diagnostic and treatment centre to be built in Kisii.

"This cancer centre project is funded by BADEA and Saudi Fund for Development (SFD). I am happy to report that a few weeks ago, SFD signed the loan agreement paving way for commencement of the project. In the next two weeks, we shall be advertising for the Project Engineer to come on site," added the Governor.

He disclosed that the centre will be fully equipped with theatres, four examination rooms, mammograms, observation ward, waiting rooms, lecture rooms, control room, 2 shielded rooms for X ray, a CT Scanner, changing rooms for doctors and staff, an ICU with 12 beds and patient wards with 40 beds.

The ceremony was attended by the County Senator elect Prof. Sam Ongeri, County Member of Parliament Janet Ongera.

Members of Parliament present Richard Onyonka (Kitutu Chache South), Innocent Obiri (Bobasi) Oroo Oyioka (Bonchari) Ezekiel Machogu (Nyaribari Masaba) Sylvanus Osoro (South Mugirango), Alfah Miruka (Bomachoge Chache), Zadok Ogutu (Bomachoge Borabu) vowed to put aside their political differences and work with the Governor and his deputy for the benefit of the county residents.

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