Deputy President William Ruto and Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong have agreed to bury their political differences and instead embrace the big four development agenda for the benefit of the people of Busia County.
Speaking at Kolanya Boys High School in Teso North Sub County during a funds drive in aid of the construction of a dormitory and classrooms, Ruto pledged many goodies for the county.
The DP said the government will avail a CT scan at the County Referral Hospital before December this year besides equipping hospitals in the county.
Governor Ojaamong had raised concerns regarding the stalled tarmacking of the Malaba-Moding-Kawalun and Angurai-Okimaru road owing to non-payment of the contractor.
The DP said the government will release Kshs 135 million to the contractor by mid next week to enable him continue with the tarmacking of the road, adding that they expect the exercise to be completed by December this year.
DP Ruto appeared to have a solution to the slow progress on the tarmacking of Busia-Malaba road. He said he had instructed the Kenya National Highway Authority to replace the contractor for sleeping on the job.
He revealed that National School Salvation Army Kolanya Girls and Bishop Sulumeti Girls will receive Sh5million and Bishop Kingóo Okuleu Kshs 3million for infrastructure development. Alupe University will get Kshs 280 million.
The DP said the National Government has set aside Sh 1billion in phase two rural electrification project where over 20,000 families in the county will benefit. This is in addition to 45,000 families last year.
He said the National Government has allocated funds for the completion of the Technical Training Institute Chamasiri, adding that Kshs 50 million had also been set aside for equipping the institute which will be ready by October. Governor Ojaamong said Busia County will receive Kshs 553 million besides development funds for capacity project based development, adding that he will channel the entire funds to infrastructure development in health institutions across the county.