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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

NTSA and Kisii County Government form Transport and Safety Committee to Regulate the Road Transport System

The Kisii County Government has set up a Transport and Safety Committee to oversee the management and regulation of the road transport system.

Governor James Ongwae inaugurated the nine (9)-member committee in a ceremony attended by National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA)’s Manager –Strategies and County Coordination Samwel Musumba.

The committee is chaired by CEC for Transport Vincent Sagwe and members include the County Commissioner, Persons with Disability, County Director of Health, County Police Commander and Public Transport Operators.

“Road safety is important for the socio-economic development of this County. We must progress to the level in other countries where accidents are frowned upon and limited as much as possible,” said Governor Ongwae.

He tasked the committee to craft mitigation measures to ensure road safety across the County citing Keumbu and Daraja Mbili as areas that needed urgent attention.

“We must heighten public awareness on road safety. As a County Government, we shall train traffic marshals to supplement efforts by traffic police to manage road transport in Kisii,” added the Governor.

Mr Musumba said establishment of the committee was in line with the constitution, which mandates NTSA to collaborate with counties on transport and safety issues.

“Roads have become major killers because we lose about 3,000 people annually through road accidents. In Kisii County alone, we lost 42 people through avoidable road accidents in the past one year. This is why we must complement each other through a multi-sectoral approach hence this committee,” said Musumba.

He identified encroachment on road reserves, lack of non-motorised transport facilities like pedestrian walkways and un-regulated public transport as the main challenges in Kisii County.

“Bodaboda transport and Probox (taxi) in Kisii County is a major challenge. The law requires that they operate in Saccos but this is not happening. We must have order in how they operate,” said Musumba.

He challenged the committee to work with the Urban Planning department to provide Non-Motorised Transport features like flyovers, pedestrian walkways, and bicycle lanes in Kisii.

“I am glad that we have included road safety issues in the new curriculum being piloted in lower primary. We are now developing teaching materials for the new curriculum because we must invest in public education to succeed,” he said.

The committee will co-opt members from the Kenya National Highways Authority (KenHA), Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) and Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA).

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