Akaranga jets back with goodies from US
10 September 2013, 17:55
Vihiga County governor Moses Akaranga has jetted back into the Country from America with lots of goodies for his people.
Addressing journalists in his office on Monday, the governor said that he has signed deals in America worth millions of shillings, which will help improve the lives of the area residents.
“I am pleased to say that the journey to the United States of America was successful as I met with many investors who are willing to come and invest in Vihiga County. We have signed deals with most of them and they will start jetting into the County anytime to start investing,” said the governor.
In addition to seeking investors in America, the governor helped market the County for tourism by showing the diverse cultural sites and resources which attract tourists.
Akaranga said that he had a chat with the people from Vihiga who have settled in America and they were willing to work on improving the general lifestyles of the residents by investing in the County.
“Most of the investors have pledged their loyalty to come and work on the roads and hospitals in the region which had been neglected for a long time. This is in view to making Vihiga one of the best performing counties,” he said.
He added that three containers worth of medical equipments which was donated for the county were being shipped from America.
Akaranga further noted that he had challenged the sons and daughters of Vihiga in the diaspora to come and adopt a single classroom from where they learnt in their yester years so that they can develop it, to which most agreed and are already working on.
During his 3-week tour, the governor helped open a secretariat for the County in America which will coordinate the development projects.
He also said that a group had donated textbooks which will be distributed amongst schools in the County.
Join in the conversation on our Facebook page. Also get the latest news by following us on Twitter.
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.