Due to the tremendous development milestones achieved in Kakamega County under the devolved system of governance, Kakamega town has been nominated to host the first high level summit on development dubbed “Effective Development Cooperation” in September 2021.

The summit is convened by the Council of Governors (CoG), the National Government, the Parliament & the 47 County Assemblies, United Nations and the citizens through the Central Organization of Trade Unions (Cotu).

Kakamega County Secretary and Head of Public Service madam Jacinta Aluoch Odhiambo Wednesday morning hosted Dr. Joseph Amunga the Summit coordinator and expressed her gratitude to the organizers for choosing Kakamega as the host of the inaugural conference in the country.

“This nomination indeed reflects what has been accomplished in Kakamega in matters development,” madam Jacinta said. She added that Kakamega is strategically positioned to influence development in the Western region having been the headquarters of the former Western Province.

The summit organizers are also working closely with the academia, the private sector, the civil society and other development partners to achieve their objectives.

The outcomes of the Summit will be centred towards implementation of; Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Vision 2030, the Big 4 Agenda as well as the recommendations of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

Dr. Joseph Amunga, the Summit coordinator said the event will promote citizenry participation ( Public Participation) and Community development.

Governor Oparanya besides being the host Governor, will also chair the inaugural Summit meeting.