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Meteorological station to be built in Kisii

Meteorological station to be built in Kisii

The Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) will build a station in Kisii to serve residents. Following this intention, Deputy Governor Joash…

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Governor in talks with Coffee research officials to plot crop revival in Kisii

Governor in talks with Coffee research officials to plot crop revival in Kisii

Kisii governor James Ongwae on Wednesday held talks with officials from the Coffee Research Institute to discuss revival of coffee…

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USAID conducting a study on the African Leafy Vegetables

USAID conducting a study on the African Leafy Vegetables

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is conducting a study on the African Leafy Vegetables (ALVs) in Kisii…

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Kisii Banana Factory Launched

Kisii Banana Factory Launched

Farmers in Kisii county are set to reap maximum benefits from their crop following the initiation banana processing factory in…

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Ongwae signs into law the county appropriation bill

Ongwae signs into law the county appropriation bill

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae assented to the Kisii County Appropriations Bill, 2019/2020. The move follows County Assembly’s decision to…

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Matiangi lauds Governor Ongwae's development record

Matiangi lauds Governor Ongwae's development record

Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr.Fred Matiangi has hailed the Kisii county government for initiating various development projects which are promoting public…

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Governor reaches out to Russian investors to boost investment in the county

Governor reaches out to Russian investors to boost investment in the county

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae is engaging with Russian investors in a bid to woo partnership and development in the…

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County Embarks on gravelling of access roads

County Embarks on gravelling of access roads

The Kisii County Government has started gravelling County Access roads in all the 45 wards. The project under the Mechanical…

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Ongwae urges residents to register for huduma number for improved government services

Ongwae urges residents to register for huduma number for improved government services

Governor James Ongwae has urged all Kisii County residents to register for Huduma numbers in large numbers in order to…

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Kisii set to host the Kecoso sporting extravaganza

Kisii set to host the Kecoso sporting extravaganza

Kisii County will host the 40th edition of Kenya Sports and Communications Sports Organization (KESOCO) in August this year. Members…

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Farmers to reap big as County supports banana value chain

Farmers to reap big as County supports banana value chain

The Kisii County Government will continue supporting efforts by the National Agricultural-Rural Inclusive Growth Project (NAGRIP) aimed at Increasing Productivity…

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Governor Ongwae appeals to ‘COCA COLA’ company to revive Kisii Bottlers factory

Governor Ongwae appeals to ‘COCA COLA’ company to revive Kisii Bottlers factory

Kisii County governor James Ongwae has appealed for the re-establishment of Kisii Bottlers company that was shut down recently. Ongwae…

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County government committed to complete Projects

County government committed to complete Projects

The Kisii County Government is committed to completing ongoing development projects initiated by the County in good time. The projects…

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Kisii County Government partners with UNICEF to promote hygiene

Kisii County Government partners with UNICEF to promote hygiene

The Kisii County government health department is partnering with the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in a campaign…

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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 Ongwae appeals to ‘COCA COLA’ company to revive Kisii Bottlers factory

Kisii County governor James Ongwae has appealed for the re-establishment of Kisii Bottlers company that was shut down recently.

Ongwae said that the soft drinks factory had shattered the dreams of thousands of people who entirely depended on its operations for their livelihoods as well as hurting the economy of the region.

“I have already engaged the Coca Cola management for the possibility of reviving full operations at the factory.” Ongwae assured.

He continued, “This was a major factory around here, and a major employer. It’s a matter we are discussing and we will come to a conclusion soon.”

The reason for the closure a few months ago was attributed to the firm’s business re-engineering strategy which the management had cited as change of business model but the plant enjoyed a good market environment and locals still yearn for its re-opening.

The soft drinks manufacturer had a factory located in the outskirts of Kisii town but was shut down in 2017 and its operations moved to its sister plant in Nyeri.

More than 700 jobs were lost as a result of the closure.

Ongwae was speaking during the launch of Kuza Kazi program that intends to empower youths and vulnerable groups to improve their livelihoods by facilitating their enterprises.

The initiative by the Coca Cola Africa Foundation will target 1000 youths across the county who will receive kits containing cooler boxes and parasols.

Ongwae said that the initiative will be helpful since it will link young people to entrepreneurial skills, trainings and job opportunities.

“The program will economically empower 1000 youth from Kisii by boosting their entrepreneurial skills and equipping them to start table-top businesses.” Ongwae said.

He also added that the Kisii county government has initiated a KShs.10million County Trade Credit Scheme to provide a financial base for enterprise development among the youth.

“In this scheme, organized business groups are set to benefit with trade credit as startup capital for their businesses. Beneficiaries will include youth and women groups across the 45 electoral wards,” he continued.

According to Ongwae, the county government is also in the process of establishing a Trade and Business Information Centre which will be a one stop shop for trade and business information in the county and elsewhere.

“The Centre will provide an easy to understand, practical guide for small and medium sized businesses seeking information about their business interests.” He noted.

He encouraged the youth to take up this opportunity to maximize their potential.

ALMASI beverages Limited Human Resource Manager, Timothy Muthini said that the new platform is meant to address the high rate of unemployment in the country by generating 7000 jobs every year with the ice box program.

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The Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) will build a station in Kisii to serve residents.

Following this intention, Deputy Governor Joash Maangi…

Kisii governor James Ongwae on Wednesday held talks with officials from the Coffee Research Institute to discuss revival of coffee farming in Kisii…

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is conducting a study on the African Leafy Vegetables (ALVs) in Kisii County with an…

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The project…

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The move follows County Assembly’s decision to…

Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr.Fred Matiangi has hailed the Kisii county government for initiating various development projects which are promoting…

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The project under the Mechanical Transport Fund (MTF) is…

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Kisii County will host the 40th edition of Kenya Sports and Communications Sports Organization (KESOCO) in August this year.

Members of the KESOCO…

Kisii County will host the 40th edition of Kenya Sports and Communications Sports Organization (KESOCO) in August this year.

Members of the KESOCO…

Kisii County will host the 40th edition of Kenya Sports and Communications Sports Organization (KESOCO) in August this year.

Members of the KESOCO…

Kisii County will host the 40th edition of Kenya Sports and Communications Sports Organization (KESOCO) in August this year.

Members of the KESOCO…

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