Kakamega Deputy Governor Ayub Savula has kicked off plans to tarmac the Lumakanda-Stend-Kisa-Panpaper road as he plans to connect Lugari Sub-county to the rest of the county.
The former Lugari MP said he is keen on making use of the county satellite office located at Panpaper in Lugari Ward to bring services close to his people, and this can only be possible with a good road network linking the area to the county.
“To facilitate better communication, we shall first be tarmacking the Lumakanda-Stend Kisa-Panpaper road to make it easy for residents to access the office at Panpaper,” he said in Mlimani in Mautuma Ward while attending a funeral service.
The county’s second in command also promised to boost healthcare services by installing an X-ray machine at the Mautuma Health Centre.
“X-ray imaging exams are recognized as valuable medical tool for a wide variety of examination and procedures. The machine, once installed, will help diagnose disease and monitor therapy support, medical and surgical treatment planning and guide medical personnel as they attend to our people,” the DG said, assuring residents that his and Governor Fernandes Barasa’s government is keen on supplying enough medicine to the hospitals.
Savula added that the county administration has upgraded Matete Health Centre to a Level Four hospital. He said enough funding will be availed to equip the facility to the desired standard as another is set up at Mukangu.
On matters education, the leader said the County Government of Kakamega has set aside Sh59.1 Million capitation fund to cater for ECDE learners.
“We have also set aside Sh455 Million to cater for ECDE teachers’ salaries from this month, since they have now been employed on permanent and pensionable basis,” Savula said.
- Written by Janet Aisling
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