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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

South Mugirango residents endorse Proposed Sugar Factory

Leaders and residents of South Mugirango have roundly endorsed the proposed establishment sugar complex at Nyangweta.

Led by MP Sylvanus Osoro and six MCAs from the area, the residents who braved a heavy downpour were unanimous in their support for the sugar complex and urged the County Government to expedite its establishment.

On Friday, the Senate Committee on Land, Environment and Natural Resources, which is considering a petition by Governor James Ongwae to hive off part of Nyangweta forest to avail land for the project, was in Kisii County for a site visit and meeting with stakeholders.

Led by Marsabit Senator Eng. Godana Halgura, the committee visited Insaria Hill in Bonchari, cane-growing areas in South Mugirango and the proposed site at Nyangweta forest.

“We need this factory like yesterday. Some of those opposed to its establishment come from other areas but we are the ones who know our problems. Once it is established, it will be a dream come true for the constituency,” said area MP Osoro.

MCAs James Ngisa (Bogetenga), Apepo Ombasa (Tabaka), Joseph Chweya (Boikanga), Samwel Nyambeki (Getenga), Evans Mokoro (Moticho) and Andrew Kimonge (Chitago/Borabu) all supported the project.

“In South Mugirango, we grow sugarcane but for years we have only produced jaggery which is used to brew changaa that is illegal. If you cannot approve the establishment of this factory, then please allow us to sell changaa,” Mokoro told the senate committee.

Governor James Ongwae dismissed critics of the project saying majority of them didn’t come from the sugar growing areas.

“We have met a lot of opposition in our quest to have this factory set up but we are committed to see it happen. The MoU we signed with the investor is watertight because he cannot use the title of the land we shall lease to him to acquire loans. Our next venture will be in the soapstone sector,” said Governor Ongwae.

Kisii Senator Prof Sam Ongeri thanked the people of South Mugirango for the endorsement saying the voice of the people was the voice of the constitution. “We are working hard to see this project through because it is what we agreed during the campaigns. Ignore social media propaganda because the cries of a frog cannot stop a cow from drinking water,” said Prof Ongeri.

On his part, Senator Godana said the committee was satisfied with what they had witnessed on the ground saying it was the job of the senate to protect counties.

“Such a petition by Governor Ongwae is a show of faith in the role of the Senate. We shall sit and do a report that will be tabled in the Senate which shall be put to vote as per the law. We are leaders and human beings so we believe the right thing shall be done,” he said.

Senator Halakhe said the committee would ensure a balance between the environment and development. Deputy Governor Joash Maangi, Speaker David Kombo and several CECs were present at the function.

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