Mashujaa day celebration will be a memorable event for the residents from Gusiiland as President Uhuru Kenyatta initiated a number of projects and donations to boost their economic wellbeing.
President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Gusiiland on Tuesday October 20, 2020 to preside over the Mashujaa Day celebration that was held in Kisii County in Gusii Stadium.
Barely a day after the national celebration event, President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Opposition leader Raila Odinga proceeded to receive the much awaited Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Report at the newly built Kisii State Lodge.
Thereafter the president proceeded to launch a new Ikonge-Chabera road at Ikonge. Accompanied by Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama, the President later visited the site where the Nyamira County Referral Hospital will be built.
President Uhuru Kenyatta also met with Kisii bodaboda operators after they demanded to be addressed. The operators stated that they had been told that President Kenyatta would address them but got impatient when the promise took too long.
“I woke up so early that I did not take breakfast just to come and meet the president to keep up waiting for so long,” one of the operators stated.
During their meeting, President Uhuru stated that the BBI proposals would help the youth start sustainable businesses instead of relying on handouts.
He also praised the contribution of the boda boda business by providing quick logistics and transport solutions.
The Head of State also proceeded to donate a 62-seater bus to Shabana Football Club and later on opened the Central Bank of Kenya’s new bureau in Kisii.
While opening the Kisii Central Bank Kenya branch, the Head of State stated that the new facility will ease the circulation of currency in the South Nyanza region by eliminating the logistics of transporting money from Kisumu.
During the BBI event, President Kenyatta urged Kenyans to read and embrace the benefits outlined in the proposals.
“We have an opportunity to look at those things that make us not move forward. It is a moment for us. It is an opportunity where am encouraging each one of us to read with a view not of contestation but of making it even better,” he added.