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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 government rolls out second phase of market lighting project

The Kisii County Government has rolled out phase II of the integrated street lighting programme targeting 160 market centres.

In the first phase, the County installed 530 solar lights and 50 high mast lights in a project aimed at improving working conditions for traders and promoting the growth of a 24-hour economy.

Deputy Governor Joash Maangi launched the second phase of the project this week where the County, through the department of Lands, Physical Planning and Urban Development, is installing an additional 100 lights.

So far, 75 markets have been lit with solar powered lights and high mast lights (mulika mwizi).

”Our plan is to light up all major market centres in Kisii County to allow traders operate in a secure environment. Now, boda boda operators can work for longer hours because their pickup stations are well lit,” said DG Maangi.

The DG commissioned solar lights at Nyabisiongoro, Omoringamu, Tendere, Nyamache Junction and Riobonyo market centre in Bomachoge Borabu and Bomachoge Chache sub counties.

Other centres that have been lit include Gesabakwa, Ibacho, Ramasha and Ikorongo in Nyaribari Masaba. Other centres are in Bobasi, Kitutu Chache North, South Mugirango and Bonchari Sub Counties.

The DG noted that a total of 1,200 lamps have been installed by Kenya Power in Kisii Town significantly improving security and trading conditions.

CEC Moses Onderi expressed concern over rising cases of vandalism targeting the lights installed by the County Government and called on market committees to safeguard the project.

“We are experiencing massive vandalism of these lights across the county which is a worry. Most affected are high mast lights but a few suspects have been arrested and arraigned in court. We have intensified engagements with bodaboda and market committees on how to stem this vice,” said Onderi.

He announced that the County would install 100 solar lights on foundations built during the last financial year.

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