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Hon Raila Odinga presents a trophy to Governor Ongwae during the closing ceremony of the 6th Kenya Inter-County sports at the Gusii Stadium
KICOSCA closing ceremony

Governor Ongwae, accompanied by the Deputy Governor, receive a consignment of essential drugs and equipment worth KShs. 100M at KTRH procured from the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA).

Essential drugs and equipment worth 100M

President Uhuru scores past Governor Ongwae during the launch of the 6th Kenya Inter-County sports at the Gusii Stadium

President Uhuru launches KICOSCA

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

Governor seeks Senate Approval for Sugar Factory in South Mugirango

Kisii Governor James Ongwae has asked the Senate to approve the variation of the boundaries of Nyangweta Forest to allow for the establishment of a multi-billion-sugar complex in South Mugirango.

Today, Governor Ongwae appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on Land, Environment and Natural Resources Committee to clarify issues in the petition he had lodged about the sugar factory.

The Governor who was accompanied by CECs Moses Onderi (Lands) and Esman Onsarigo (Agriculture), told the committee that the proposed sugar factory would immensely contribute to the socio-economic development of Kisii County.

Committee Chairman Senator Mwangi Githiomi commended Governor Ongwae for the initiative saying there were not many factories in the counties.

Governor Ongwae explained that the County Government had put in place measures to ensure forest conservation.

”We are not doing this without regard to forest conservation. We have identified 13 forests located in different parts of the County totalling 461.7 hectares and offered them to Kenya Forest Service for gazettement and use,” the Governor said.

In July last year, the Cabinet Secretary for Environment in a special issue of the Kenya Gazette Supplement, gazetted Nsaria Hill, Nyangweta Forest, Ndonyo Hill, Ngeri Hill, Ritumbe, Mogonga Swamp, Keboye, Taracha, Nyanturago Swamp, Emborogo, Kionganyo and Nyakeiri in compensating the Kenya Forest Service.

Senator Juma Boy said industrialization was a must if counties were to reduce dependency on resources from the exchequer adding that the Sugar Complex would serve to increase production of sugar in the country.

Kisii Senator Prof. Sam Ongeri who attended the sitting supported Governor Ongwae’s petition saying the sugar complex will be the only factory worth a mention in the entire Kisii County spanning nine constituencies.

He said owing to population pressure and diminishing land sizes, Kisii County would soon turn into a big slum adding that correct planning and industrialization were critical to forestall that development.

Senator Githiomi said the Committee would interrogate the Environment and Agriculture ministries on Thursday next week before visiting Nyangweta Forest on a fact-finding mission.

Once complete, the factory will have a capacity to crush 5,000 tonnes of cane per day and produce 10megawatts of power to the national grid.

An Indian investor, Kanoria Group, has already registered Kisii Renewable Energy and Sugar Factory Company Limited and will invest KShs.5billion to build the factory.

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