Kakamega County Government has launched her five year roadmap, Kakamega County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) 2023-2027 that will require Ksh 96.368 Billion to be fully implemented.
County Governor H.E FCPA Fernandes Barasa presided over the auspicious occasion held at Bukhungu Stadium, making Kakamega County the first devolved unit to develop and launch the third generation document in the entire country.
In his speech, Governor Barasa who is keen on implementing his six point agenda of his manifesto implored development partners and investors to support his administration in actualising the manifesto committing to prudently utilise resources advanced to the County in line with the Public Finance Management Act 2012.
According to H.E the Governor, the CIDP was developed alongside a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework to assess its performance, with well defined targets and indicators to ensure an effective tracking performance.
In the CIDP whose development involved all stakeholders such as members of the public, County Assembly Members, civil society and development partners among others, the County Microfinance Corporation is set to undergo a transformation that will see it become a self sustaining entity capable of growing into a bigger financial enterprise to support economic enterprises in the region.
Agricultural production will be catalyzed to enhance productivity while health services across the County will be expanded with a well trained and motivated workforce to ensure delivery of quality services to the people.
In the education sector, the County will build more County Polytechnics and upgrade the existing ones to ensure they offer relevant courses to prepare professionals with skills to serve the current market needs; in addition, opportunities for the children of Kakamega County will be expanded to ensure they access quality ECDE education.
Deputy Governor H.E Ayub Savula challenged County staff in the various departments to ensure the Plan is implemented within the required timeframe.
The event was also attended by Kisumu County’s H.E Dr Matthews Owili, Council of Governors CEO Ms Mary Mwiti, Speaker of the County Assembly RT. Hon. James Namatsi, County Executives and Development partners among others.