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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 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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