President William Ruto will embark on a development tour of Luo Nyanza from October 6th, a visit leaders from the region will be a part of, as compared to the Head of State’s last one where the region’s elected leaders failed to accompany him.
The tour will see the president launch projects in Homa Bay, Kisumu, Siaya, and Migori counties that overwhelmingly shunned Ruto in favor of Odinga in the 2022 presidential elections.
This will be his fourth time visiting the region since he took office as the country’s CEO in September last year.
The rehabilitation of Homa Bay, Kendu Bay, and Asembo Bay piers are among the projects President Ruto will launch during the four-day tour that will also see him engage with residents and launch projects touching on infrastructure, blue economy, and trade.
According to Interior PS Dr. Raymond Omollo, the government will inject Sh2 billion to boost the blue economy through Lake Victoria, including the purchase of a Sh600 million ship to connect the region’s ports.
“The government will spend Sh2 billion for improving blue economy activities in Lake Victoria and that is a sign that it is ready to transform the lives of Nyanza people,” Dr. Omollo said.
On his part, ICT CS Eliud Owalo disclosed that a technical institute that will cost the government Sh 3 billion has been established in Nyando, Kisumu County. The facility will improve modern fishing techniques targeting to boost earnings.
”Such initiatives will see fishing and other economic activities thrive. My ministry will also install free WiFi in the landing beaches of Lake Victoria,” CS Owalo said.