Wycliffe Oparanya

  • OPARANYA CARE
  • COUNTY INFRASTRUCTURE
  • BUKHUNGU STADIUM
  • KAKAMEGA TEACHING &
    REFERRAL HOSPITAL
  • THE MODERN MARKETPLACE
  • SHINYALU TEA FACTORY
  • MALAVA DAIRY PROCESSING PLANT
  • ONE-COW / TRACTOR INITIATIVE
  • E-GOVERNMENT / E-REVENUE

Oparanya Care

In partnership with UNICEF, over 39,000 mothers have been able to access safe delivery and full vaccination cycle through the Imarisha Afya ya Mama na Mtoto (OparanyaCare) Programme. Among them, 33,000 needy mothers have been supported financially to improve child and mother survival rate.

Transport, Electricity and Sanitation

To provide efficient, affordable and reliable infrastructure for sustainable economic growth and development, the County Government has:

  1. Upgraded 44.85 kms of gravel roads to bitumen standards and 1.9 kms of bitumen roads repaired while.
  2. Over 2,948.4 kms of gravel roads have been constructed and 627 kms of gravel roads maintained.
  3. Constructed 15 bridges and 12 box culverts.
  4. Six high mast floodlights have been erected in Kakamega, Mumias and Matunda town while 19 more are under construction. Installation of street lights in Kakamega, Mumias and other town centres has been done in partnership with World Bank, KPLC and other development partners.
  5. The county government has connected electricity to its installations and facilities across the County hence making it accessible to households residing nearby. Newly constructed Khaunga bridge across River Nzoia.
  6. Established Kakamega County Water and Sanitation Company for effective provision of water and sanitation services in Kakamega town, Mumias, Malava, Lumakanda, Butere and Khayega. This is expected to increase efficiency and access to safe drinking water.
These initiatives have eased movement of people and agricultural produce, reduced cost of travel and opened up rural areas thus linking them to market areas and increasing trading activities.

Bukhungu International Stadium

Bukhungu Stadium, the iconic international sports facility in Kakamega town is under construction and it is targeting to promote the youths’ talents, sports tourism, and boost trade and commerce in the county and region.

County Health Facilities

Construction of the KCTRH is currently underway.

Elsewhere in the county, 2 new level 2 hospitals are under construction in Shamakhubu in Shinyaluu, and in Mumias town. Also, all four level-4 hospitals in the county have been equipped with specialized equipment and 12 generators installed in the county’s general hospital as well as other county hospitals.
The purchase of 3 new ambulances and a contract with the Red Cross has provided much needed efficiency in the referral services within the county.

The Modern Marketplace

Completed is the construction of seven modern markets, one in each sub-county, five more are in the final stages of completion while several others have been refurbished.

Further, the government has fabricated and installed 765 modern kiosks across markets in the County for small scale traders.

Also constructed are 25 stock rings in different trading centres for livestock trading.

Shinyalu Tea Factory

The construction of a tea factory in Shinyalu has commenced following the distribution of 400,000 tea seedlings to farmers in Shinyalu, Ikolomani and Khwisero Sub-counties for infilling.
A 150, 000 tea-seedling nursery has also been established at Bukura ATC.

Malava Dairy Plant

The County Government has partnered with Smart Dairy Company to construct a milk processing factory at Malava with a 10,000 litres per day milk production target.

This initiative is in line to increase production of dairy products and provide a market for the revived dairy farming sector spearheaded by the One Cow Initiative, and the County AI programme with the greater goal of achieving enhanced food security in the County.

One-cow / One tractor initiative

Through the One Cow Initiative Programme, 1300 dairy cows were distributed to 1300 households, targeting 20 households in each ward and a further 26,700 cows were served with Subsidized AI services through the County AI Programme,

Through the Farm Mechanization Programme, 15 tractors have been purchased to offer farm mechanization at subsidized cost.
These two initiatives were part of a larger plan to enhance food security in the County.

County ICT

1. Establish ICT connectivity in all sub-counties.

2. Establish free WIFI connectivity across the county.

3. To connect villages with ICTs and community access points.

4. Digitize all Government services to improve efficiency, reduce wastages and improve revenue collection.
5. Introduce laptops in ECDs and polytechnics.

6. Establish ICT training hubs in all wards.

7. Adapt school curricula to meet the challenges of the Information Society.
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COUNTY INITIATIVES

Oparanya Care

In partnership with UNICEF, over 39,000 mothers have been able to access safe delivery and full vaccination cycle through the Imarisha Afya ya Mama na Mtoto (OparanyaCare) Programme. Among them, 33,000 needy mothers have been supported financially to improve child and mother survival rate.

Transport, Electricity and Sanitation

To provide efficient, affordable and reliable infrastructure for sustainable economic growth and development, the County Government has:

  1. Upgraded 44.85 kms of gravel roads to bitumen standards and 1.9 kms of bitumen roads repaired while.
  2. Over 2,948.4 kms of gravel roads have been constructed and 627 kms of gravel roads maintained.
  3. Constructed 15 bridges and 12 box culverts.
  4. Six high mast floodlights have been erected in Kakamega, Mumias and Matunda town while 19 more are under construction. Installation of street lights in Kakamega, Mumias and other town centres has been done in partnership with World Bank, KPLC and other development partners.
  5. The county government has connected electricity to its installations and facilities across the County hence making it accessible to households residing nearby. Newly constructed Khaunga bridge across River Nzoia.
  6. Established Kakamega County Water and Sanitation Company for effective provision of water and sanitation services in Kakamega town, Mumias, Malava, Lumakanda, Butere and Khayega. This is expected to increase efficiency and access to safe drinking water.
These initiatives have eased movement of people and agricultural produce, reduced cost of travel and opened up rural areas thus linking them to market areas and increasing trading activities.

Bukhungu International Stadium

Bukhungu Stadium, the iconic international sports facility in Kakamega town is under construction and it is targeting to promote the youths’ talents, sports tourism, and boost trade and commerce in the county and region.

County Health Facilities

Construction of the KCTRH is currently underway.

Elsewhere in the county, 2 new level 2 hospitals are under construction in Shamakhubu in Shinyaluu, and in Mumias town. Also, all four level-4 hospitals in the county have been equipped with specialized equipment and 12 generators installed in the county’s general hospital as well as other county hospitals.
The purchase of 3 new ambulances and a contract with the Red Cross has provided much needed efficiency in the referral services within the county.

The Modern Marketplace

Completed is the construction of seven modern markets, one in each sub-county, five more are in the final stages of completion while several others have been refurbished.

Further, the government has fabricated and installed 765 modern kiosks across markets in the County for small scale traders. Also constructed are 25 stock rings in different trading centres for livestock trading.

Shinyalu Tea Factory

The construction of a tea factory in Shinyalu has commenced following the distribution of 400,000 tea seedlings to farmers in Shinyalu, Ikolomani and Khwisero Sub-counties for infilling.
A 150, 000 tea-seedling nursery has also been established at Bukura ATC.

Malava Dairy Plant

The County Government has partnered with Smart Dairy Company to construct a milk processing factory at Malava with a 10,000 litres per day milk production target.

This initiative is in line to increase production of dairy products and provide a market for the revived dairy farming sector spearheaded by the One Cow Initiative, and the County AI programme with the greater goal of achieving enhanced food security in the County.

One-cow / One tractor initiative

Through the One Cow Initiative Programme, 1300 dairy cows were distributed to 1300 households, targeting 20 households in each ward and a further 26,700 cows were served with Subsidized AI services through the County AI Programme,

Through the Farm Mechanization Programme, 15 tractors have been purchased to offer farm mechanization at subsidized cost.
These two initiatives were part of a larger plan to enhance food security in the County.

County ICT

1. Establish ICT connectivity in all sub-counties.

2. Establish free WIFI connectivity across the county.

3. To connect villages with ICTs and community access points.

4. Digitize all Government services to improve efficiency, reduce wastages and improve revenue collection.
5. Introduce laptops in ECDs and polytechnics.

6. Establish ICT training hubs in all wards.

7. Adapt school curricula to meet the challenges of the Information Society.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE GOVERNOR OF KAKAMEGA, COUNTY 037
© Copyright 2021