Governor Ongwae extends deadline for submission of bursaries

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae has vowed to concentrate on service delivery to realize the vision of a prosperous county for all. Speaking at Mobamba Secondary school in Nyaribari Masaba Sub County during a fundraising in aid of dormitories, Governor Ongwae said his administration is working on road infrastructure development, healthcare, market development, water reticulation among other areas to ensure that voters enjoy fruits of devolution.

Ongwae said his government will revive Masabo/ Riongata water project and drill a borehole at Mobamba secondary school to serve the local community.

He said although education is not devolved, his government is issuing bursaries to needy students adding that in this financial year a total of Sh. 5 million will be disbursed in each of the 45 wards.
“I have instructed my County Executive Committee (CEC) member in charge of education to extend the deadline for submission until next month to ensure students joining form one are taken care of,” said Ongwae.

Ongwae commended the school administration for its good performance and promised to address challenges facing the school including inadequate boarding facilities, water shortage and inadequate teaching staff.

Ongwae who was accompanied by CEC education John Omwoyo, Chief Officer in charge of Education David Kebiro, Members of County Assembly (MCAs) led by Leader of Majority Protus Moindi and host MCA Kennedy Mainye, Ongwae helped to fundraise more than Sh. 2.1 million.

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