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OPARANYA WARNS AGAINST MAKING MUMIAS SUGAR COMPANY A VOTES BAIT

It was  great occasion for residents of Mumias East Sub-County who shared the word of God with Kakamega County Governor H.E Hon. Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya at St. Luke’s Bumini Catholic Church, Diocese of Kakamega.

Addressing the gathering, Governor Oparanya warned politicians against using Mumias Sugar Company as bait to residents’ votes and reiterated his call on the national government to relinquish its shares in the miller totalling to 20% to the county government in line with the constitution which defines Agriculture as a devolved functions. So as to tackle the endless troubles in the sugar industry in Kenya, Oparanya also revealed about the ongoing meetings between him and Managing Directors of all companies processing sugar within Kakamega, together with those getting raw material from the county and between Governors from sugarcane growing counties with the aim of empoweing county governments in the management of sugar companies.

Governor Oparanya, who is also ODM Deputy Party Leader, called on all members of political parties affilliated to CORD and those of other like-minded parties to rally behind one most experienced leader who has a national appeal with leadership skills to lead the country after the forthcoming general elections.

Governor Oparanya led the congregation in contributing KSh.900,000 with a personal donation of KSh.155,000 in a special offertory towards developing projects at the church.

Fr. Protus Musonye, who preached today called on leaders to spread the message of unity everytime they engage the locals on political matters. Fr. Musonye thanked the Governor and all the faithfuls who heed to his invitation and turned up for prayers and the special offering.

Other Honorable Members who accompanied the Governor included area MP Hon. Benjamin Washiali, Butere MP Hon. Andrew Toboso, Fmr. Shinyalu MP. Hon. Kizito Mugali, Hon. MCAs, Political Advisor Justin Mutobera, County Executive Members, County Chief Officers, County Directors and Managers, County Administrators, among other leaders