Kakamega Governor Dr. Wycliffe Oparanya made his final State of the County address at the Kakamega County Assembly on the 7th June, highlighting achievements made by his administration since inception of devolution in 2013.
Oparanya says that he has initiated development projects that have tremendously transformed the County and improved the living standards of the residents.
He rated Kakamega County among those that have reaped from devolution.
“Today I celebrate the strides made by my administration since inception of devolution in 2013. We have done a lot that the next Government will build on to move our County to greater heights,” said Dr. Oparanya.
Aknowledging the efforts put in by the County Assembly and his staff at large, the Kakamega Governor noted that it’s through their cordial working relationship with the Assembly that the House managed to pass 50 Executive sponsored Bills and 20 legislations that enabled the Government to perform its duties and responsibilities.
“I am proud of the achievements we have made so far as a County. I thank the County staff for their efforts that have transformed our County,” he said.
He noted that since 2013, the County received a total of Ksh 94 billion from the National Treasury, much of which was used for development projects.
The Governor revealed that the County recorded an increase in own revenue collection from Ksh 239 million in 2013 to Ksh 1.2 billion in 2021.
“The establishment of Kakamega County Revenue Agency has helped us increase in our revenue collection,” he said.