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Boost for Maternal and Child Health as Aga Khan Foundation launches kshs.117 million project in Kisii

Maternal and Child Health project

Governor Ongwae taking oath of office for a second term at Gusii Stadium on August 21st 2017

Governor Ongwae's swearing in ceremony

Health Cabinet Secretary Dr. Cleopa Mailu Joins Governors under the umbrella Lake Region Economic Block (LREB) during a Health Conference Held at Kisii University Grounds on 29th and 30th March, 2017

Lake Region Economic Block (LREB) Health Conference

Governor Ongwae receives Olympian Hellen Onsando Obiri, the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics Silver medalist

Homecoming of Hellen Obiri

Governor Ongwae addresses county stakeholders during the county ICT consumer forum, Kikao Kikuu, organised by the CAK and Kisii County Government at the Gusii Stadium

ICT Consumer Forum

Governor James Ongwae leads residents of Kisii County in marking the 53rd Madaraka Day Celebrations at the Gusii Stadium

53rd Madaraka day celebrations

Cord leader Raila Odinga (centre) receives a figurine of a giraffe made from soapstone from Kisii Governor James Ongwae and Senator Chris Obure during the launch of the Kisii Entrepreneurship Summit (KES) 2016

KES Launch at Kisii university grounds

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae, Senator Chris Obure and Deputy Governor James Maangi during the launch of Kisii Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi

KES Launch at Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi

Governor James Ongwae joins over 300 doctors drawn from Kisii and Nyamira counties under the umbrella organization Inka medics association (IMA) for dinner

Governor joins Inka Medics Association for dinner

Governor Ongwae scoops gender and disability mainstreaming award

Gender and Disability awards

H.E Governor James Ongwae woos investors in Perth, Australia

H.E Governor James Ongwae woos investors in Perth, Australia

Kisii University Vice Chanchellor Prof. Akama speaks during an e-waste management workshop in a Kisii Hotel

E-waste management workshop

County set to roll out Sh 10million Trade Credit Scheme

Organised business groups in Kisii are set to benefit from a KShs.10million fund from the County Trade Credit Scheme.

The County Executive Committee Member (CEC) in charge of Trade and Industry Mrs. Edna Kangwana said the department of Trade and Industry has organised a training programme for board members of the Scheme to be conducted on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

The two day training will target board members the Scheme led by the chairman James Obare Nyarunda, the Assembly Trade Committee members, a representative of Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organization, Chairman Chamber of Commerce and a nominee from all the 45 wards.

The Scheme was passed as an act of the Kisii County Assembly to establish a Trade Credit Scheme with an objective to provide access to affordable credit for start-ups, micro, small and medium enterprises, and agribusiness and; producer groups to promote trade development and economic growth of the locals.

The fund also aims at creating employment opportunities and facilitates investment in micro, small and medium enterprises that benefit the youth, women and persons living with disabilities.

"Each MCA has nominated one representative to participate in the training. The participants will be taken through the Act and regulations governing the Scheme, entrepreneurship skills to guide them on identification and vetting of deserving beneficiaries," said the CEC.

Mrs. Kangwana noted that the fund would be increased to KShs. 50million in the next financial year stressing that the initial amount will be used to pilot the project.

"We intend to transform the scheme to a Biashara fund that can attract funding from donors. We assure the public that only the deserving groups will benefit from the fund after undergoing a vigorous vetting process," she added.

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