H.E. governor Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya, who is also the CoG chairman, today helped ACK Katakwa Diocese of Busia raise over Shs 2.4 million towards church projects in the area. The church is celebrating the 28th anniversary of the diocese.

Chairman Oparanya accompanied by Busia governor, H.E. Sospeter Ojaamong and Maseno North Bishop Emeritus, Simon Okech gave a personal donation of Shs 300,000 while H.E. Ojaamong gave Shs 80,000.

Kakamega MCAs led by Majority leader, hon. Joel Ongoro gave at least Shs 5,000 each. Hon Ongoro gave Shs 20,000 and ACK Katakwa Diocese of Busia Bishop John Okude gave Shs 10,000.

In his address, governor Oparanya urged his Busia counterpart to work closely with Kakamega County Government and security agencies to root out criminal elements in Matungu Sub County. He said most of the recent killings in Kakamega County were linked to consumption of illicit alcohol from the neighbouring country.

He commended Busia County Assembly for passing the Lake Region Economic Bloc bill that paves way to establishment of the bloc as a legal entity, adding that the 14 member outfit will fast track the region’s integration and economic growth.

Political leaders hailed H.E. Oparanya as a steadfast defender of devolution and assured him of support for his leadership at the Council of Governors.

Among the leaders present were the area MP, hon. Eku Kaunga, nominated MP Mr. David Osotsi, Kakamega County clerk, Mr. Laban Atemba and the Chief of Staff, Mr. Robert Sumbi

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