Busia, Malaba residents benefit from solar street lights
20 October 2014, 23:04
Busia - Residents of Busia and Malaba towns in Busia County have benefited from free solar street lights.
Governor Sospeter Ojaamong who presided over the official launch in Busia at the weekend said his government was determined to make the two border towns a 24-hour economy.
Speaking at the launch outside the County offices, Ojaamong said the project was a milestone in ending constant power outages in the County.
"We were enraged by high electricity charges and unreliable power supplies which resulted in the business fraternity incurring wanton losses arising from frequent blackouts.
Plans are underway to woe other investors to install more power in the County's urban centers. This can also see us contribute power to the national grid," he said.
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The County boss added that his government had started answering peoples' questions by
giving them what they have been yearning for, adding that they will not look back in their resolve.
"I am not going to be deterred by propaganda from some people masquerading as professionals in Nairobi and spreading falsehood about the County's leadership.
Here we are unveiling project after the other starting with tractors, road equipment, ICU, MTC, education bursaries, boda boda Saccos, Child Protection and business advisory centers, job opportunities and solar powered street lights among others.
Those present included Speaker Bernard Wamalwa, County Executive members Dr. Maurice Siminyu, Martin Kafwa, Gregory Odeke, Azida Ali and Leonard Obimbira, Chief Officers, MCAs and County hospital
administrative officer Ali Atemba.
Speaker Wamalwa said it was yet another milestone in the history of the County and lauded the Governor for prudent use of public resources.
The County Government recently purchased seven Toyota ambulances fitted with resuscitative equipment and which cost the County Government KES53million.
Busia County Referral Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Janerose Ambuchi said it has been a struggle relying on old fashioned ambulances.
"The new ambulances fitted with life supporting equipment to be distributed to seven sub counties will lead to speedy referrals where necessary." She said.
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