The County Government of Kakamega has set pace in recognizing youths, widows, differently enabled persons, orphans and school drop-outs by engaging them in activities and programs from which they can sustain themselves.
Speaking today at Eregi Teachers Training College during the commissioning of Kazi Mashinani Program, H.E Hon. Governor Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya said the 2,400 employees of this program, from the 60 wards, will be facilitated by the government for one year to get relevant training and skills during their service before proceeding to get the recently launched Mikopo Mashinani Trade Loans in order to be self reliant and pave way for the next group. The county employees in this program will among other jobs clear bushes along county roads, open up trenches and keep markets clean for a salary of between Kshs.8,000 and KShs.13,000.
Governor Oparanya also recognized and rewarded Ms. Annette Mwanzi, a daughter of Kakamega County, who won Silver and Bronze medals in 800M race and 400M relay respectively at All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville this year.
The event was coupled with the installation of Ikolomani Sub-County and Wards Administrators, as was in Butere and Khwisero Sub-Counties on Tuesday 24th Nov 2015.
The heavy downpour experienced in the day could not deter H.E the Governor from carrying out the groundbreaking ceremony of Shibwe Sub-County Hospital in Ikolomani. The health facility, like other Sub-County Hospital in the entire county, will cost the county government KShs10M.
Some of the Dignitaries who graced the events included Deputy Governor H.E Hon. Philip Kutima, Hon. Benjamin Washiali (MP Mumias East), Hon. Bernard Shinali (MP Ikolomani), Hon. Andrew Toboso (MP Butere ), Hon. Malulu Injendi (MP Malava) Nominated Senator Hon. Daisy Kanaiza Nyongesa, Hon. Stanley Livondo, among others.