The County Government of Kakamega has waived licence fees for all trade activities for People with Disabilities (PWDs). This was announced by H.E FCPA Governor Fernandes Barasa on Monday during his public engagement forum with residents of Khwisero Sub-County at Eshiongo Catholic Church in Kisa Central Ward.

The Governor added that in addition to the waivers, the County Government through the County Microfinance Agency will also issue grants and other financial aid to special interest groups such as youth, women and PWDs with an aim of growing their financial muscle.

“We also have a well crafted plan that will see all our health facilities across the County staffed with sign language interpreters to ensure enhanced access to health services for the PWDs,” he explained revealing that his administration will soon commence the process of recruiting the interpreters.

On infrastructure development, Governor Barasa directed the County Executive for Roads, Public Works and Energy Architect Eng. Patrick Kundu to allocate funds in the Supplementary Budget towards upgrade of Mwihila-Munjiti all weather road to bitumen standards. The 11.5 kilometres road, FCPA Barasa noted, will enhance communication and spur economic transformation in the area. The Governor’s road infrastructure development initiative will see one tarmac road constructed in every Sub-County yearly.

The County boss further stated that Kakamega will automate services in the Health sector, moreso issuance of drugs in public health facilities to curb theft of medical supplies.

The event was also attended by Area MP Hon. Christopher Aseka, CECMs, MCAs’ and other Officers from both levels of Government led by the County Secretary and Head of Public Service Mr Lawrence Omuhaka.