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Sh77.38 million invested in rural electrification for Butula constituency

Written by Frankline Bwire
2011-12-14 11:09:00
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Communication officer from the Rural Electrification Authority Caroline Kwambo points at the various areas in Butula distrct that have received  electricity.

Butula MP Alfred Odhiambo has urged his constituents to make proper use of electricity available to them to improve their economic status.

Odhiambo said the local residents should start cottage industries and promote the Jua kali sector in a bid to create employment following the rural electrification process that has been undertaken in the area.

He said he was able to bring electricity in the area through partnership with various stakeholders and sectors such as the Kenya Rural Electrification Authority, saying it was from diplomacy and humanity that enabled him to attract the players to realize development.

“As area residents we must make good use of the electricity to undertake various activities that are income generating in the society to help address the issue of unemployment which has left several youth jobless,” said the Butula legislator during the commissioning ceremony of the Rural Electrification project at Tingolo primary school in Butula constituency.

Odhiambo further expressed optimism that Butula constituency was in the right path towards achieving development of the area, after it secured the second position among constituencies that had properly utilized the Constituency development Fund nation-wide; besides being position one in Western province.

“We should not involve politics in issues of development to ensure the matters affecting the local residents are given priority. And am confident that I have fulfilled almost all the needs of the residents which were in demand,” he said.

The communication officer from the Kenya Rural Electrification Authority Ms Caroline Kwambo said that their main aim was to bring electricity closer to the rural community so that they cannot lag behind in development, adding that with electricity the locals can do a lot especially in the Jua kali sector.

She said the authority had spent Sh 77.38 million in supplying electricity in various rural communities in Butula. “Let us make use of the facility to improve the economic status,” said Kwambo.

On his part, Butula District Commissioner Bosek Lagat called on area residents to remain vigilant against individuals who try to vandalize transformers by reporting those suspected to be involved. 

Butula MP Odhiambo Alfred points out to the area DC on what goes on. Butula Constituency was identified number two country wide for the proper utilisation of the Constituency Development Funds.

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Odhiambo said the new Sh 200,000 seats for parliament will help improve the performance of MPs in the house as they are electronically built, a move he said will help in the monitoring the attendance of the legislators as well as their contributions as opposed to the past.

“This time round the seats having gadgets will enable the MPs deliver their speeches without necessarily standing in front of the speaker,” he said.

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