Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati has expressed optimism that major milestones in development will be achieved after his five year term in office. He was speaking at Kibabii University on Friday during the state of the County address while commemorating his three years in office. The event was attended by residents and several leaders including Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa, Governors including Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, Governor Anyang Nyong’o, Governor John Lonyangapuo, MPs including Wafula Wamunyinyi, David Eseli, Dan Wanyama among other leaders.
Governor Wangamati said despite several challenges he has been able to initiate different development projects such as the dual carriage way from Musikoma to Kanduyi, scholarship program to less fortunate students, construction of a three hundred bed maternity wing hospital, construction of Masinde Muliro stadium among other projects saying they are on course.
He also applauded the leadership of the Bungoma County assembly saying the cooperation has been able to help them achieve a lot in terms of development. On his part, CS Eugene Wamalwa lauded the devolution gains made and the intergovernmental relations between the Counties and the national government. He also praised Wangamati for exhibiting sobriety and leadership. He said the County is set to benefit from more projects, citing the KOICA water projects. The first one, set to run from Mt. Elgon, Mukhweya, Sikata is finished while the second is set to be launched by the end of this year. It will benefit residents from Mt. Elgon, Mayanja, Kibabii to Bungoma. There is also the Great Mt. Elgon-Busia water project, with the water channeled from Mt. Elgon, Sirisia, Bumula, Teso North, Teso South, Nambale.