The residents of Namamali Ward, being among the over two million population of the 60 wards of Kakamega County, have now experienced a wave of infrastructural development with the launch of the Koinange – Namutenda road this evening.
The area, primarily dependent on farming and trade with neighboring Siaya, Bungoma and Busia Counties, is at the forefront of Governor Barasa’s development initiatives.
The Governor noted that his administration is in the final steps of facilitating the transfer of subsidized fertilizer and climate-resilient maize seeds, which he directed the Departments of Agriculture and County Administration to ensure that only local farmers benefit from the program.
Addressing the Mumias Sugar Company operations, the Governor called on the management to ensure prompt payment to farmers; two weeks after cane supply, and a year-end bonus.
On supporting Education, Governor Barasa revealed that the enhanced bursary scheme of Ksh. 240 million is going to benefit area residents, directing the Education Executive to prioritize underprivileged learners during disbursement.
The event was graced by the Area MP Hon. Peter Nabulindo, all the MCAs from Matungu Sub-County and the Roads Committee Chairman Hon. Brian Mafunga, both National and County Officials, among other leaders.