There will be relief soon for Trans Nzoia County residents with a plan to advance their education after the county government revealed plans to establish a public university.
Speaking to the press in Trans Nzoia, Governor George Natembeya said he will soon establish a taskforce to come up with recommendations on how to establish the eagerly awaited educational institution.
The Governor said it is only Trans Nzoia county in the Western and North Rift region that has no essential higher educational institution offering degree courses.
He also gave good news to ECDE caregivers that they will be absorbed on permanent and pensionable terms as opposed to the current two-year contract. He said more professionals would be recruited in the process.
Natembeya added that his government is set for economic revival with special attention to agriculture, infrastructural upgrade, support of social services, and ease of access to affordable healthcare.
The Governor said he will initiate subsidy programs for farm inputs, promote value addition and diversification, as well as help find new external markets for local produce.
He said his administration will liaise with the national government for the rehabilitation of road networks, including upgrading specific roads to bitumen standards so as to open up access to markets and enhance transport services.
Mike Musungu is a reporter at Radio Simba in Bungoma and a correspondent of Trans Nzoia County for the Western Kenya Times.