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

Lake Region Governors ratify formation of a regional economic bloc

14 Governors in the Lake Region Economic Bloc today ratified the formation of a joint economic growth and development strategy.

The Governors of members counties for the Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB) launched in 2015 today met in Kakamega for a summit meeting and signed legal instruments formally establishing the bloc.

Governors James Ongwae (Kisii), Joyce Laboso (Bomet), Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega), Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o (Kisumu), Sospeter Ojaamong (Busia), Dr Wilbur Otichilo (Vihiga), John Nyagarama (Nyamira), Stephen Sang (Nandi), Cornel Rasanga (Siaya) and Patrick Khaemba (Trans Nzoia) attended the summit meeting. Governors for Migori, Homabay and Kericho Counties sent apologies.

The Governors signed the LREB partnership agreement and elected Hon. Oparanya and Hon. Laboso as the first Chairperson and deputy chairperson respectively.

“With a population of over 14 million people in the Lake region, we must come together as Counties to address the unique challenges that exist. We must leverage on the competitive and comparative advantages of individual counties through economies of scale and specialization,” said Governor Ongwae.

During the meeting, the Governors agreed that the Secretariat shall be based in Kisumu City and resolved to hold a regional devolution conference in Bomet County in October this year where they plan to unveil a regional bank.

“When planning a long journey, you must travel with many people unlike a short journey where you can go alone. We must remove the boundaries between our counties for us to develop,” said Governor Rasanga.

The Governors have identified seven pillars to drive our development agenda, which are; agriculture, tourism, education, health, financial services, ICT and Infrastructure to be implemented by respective member counties.

“I have seen a better commitment from member counties this time compared to when we started. In Kisii, we are committed to actualizing this dream and indeed, we are the first to move this agenda forward by holding the first Health Investment Conference – as chair of the health pillar,” added Governor Ongwae.

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