Siaya Deputy Governor H.E. Dr. James Okumbe wants the Siaya Municipality Board to give priority to infrastructural projects that would elevate Siaya towns to hubs of economic growth and sophistication.
Dr. Okumbe says that the elevation and face-lifting of Siaya towns will attract investors and ease ways of doing business in the municipality and towns while generating the much needed revenue for the people of Siaya County.
“We are happy that the competent Municipality Board has prioritised Governor’s and Ahindi Gardens Park that has changed the face of Siaya town. The KShs. 50 million non-motorised transport soon to be implemented in Siaya will have greater impact in terms of reduction of accidents within the town.
The Deputy Governor spoke on Thursday during the swearing-in ceremony of Boniface Odhiambo (Representative of Informal Sector) into the Municipality Board. The ceremony was presided over by Siaya Principal Magistrate Hon. Lester Simiyu.
“The board is now fully composed and we expect Odhiambo who have taken oath today to ensure he rightly shares Board deliberations with those he will be representing to avoid any potential sabotage of projects funded by World Bank,” said Dr. Okumbe.
“Let us have viable plans for the county to help solve problems afflicting the town residents. Work as a team for the good of the people of the county and address challenges facing residents of the municipality including garbage and drainage,” he added.
Flanked by Lands Chief Officer Walter Okello, Siaya Municipality Chairman Prof. Waw Achola, Urban Manager Linette Oyola, and Alego/Usonga Informal Sector Chairman Mr. David Ocholla, Dr. Okumbe urged the municipality to opt for consultations in running of the affairs of the town.
Prof. Achola, welcomed Odhiambo to the Board and urged him to work together with the board members to develop the municipality.
“We have indeed waited for the young man to join the board and his appointment will now see the informal sector issues properly streamlined in Board deliberations,” said Prof Achola.
Odhiambo thanked Governor Cornel Rasanga for trusting him with the position and committed to give it his all in the best interest of the informal sector.