Kakamega County will host the first Sub National Governments High Level Summit (HLS)-One in September 2021 on effective development cooperation.
Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong who received the delegation from the HLS-One secretariat led by James Amunga said Busia will participate effectively in the summit that is aimed at empowering residents from grassroots levels.
“Busia is among counties that will be represented at the Summit with our development ambassadors right from the wards to the county level participating at the forum,” he said.
The Governor who received 50,00O face masks to help in combating Coronavirus pandemic told county residents to observe the Ministry of Health guidelines, noting that the second wave of the the disease continue to take its toll in the country.
He said that the county has faced numerous challenges in terms of scarcity of reagents to undertake covid tests, expressing optimism that the National government will address teething challenges facing counties.
The County Chief also cited punitive laws in regard to purchase of drugs other than from the Kenya Medical Supplies Agencies (KEMSA), noting that despite sometimes lack of capacity to supply the requisite drugs from the Agency, counties hands are tied.
Amunga said the COVID-19 Kenya Wards Area House shall support 1.5 million women led households spread across the republic of Kenya; the program shall support micro credit village initiatives.
” Through their micro credit village initiatives, the women targeted shall receive training with regard to managing micro, small and medium enterprises before being funded, adding that grants shall range from Sh250,000 to Sh750,000 annually for three years.
“County Governments will be the centres of development with wards to be transformed into electoral village in line with Vision 2030″, he said.