October 20, 2023
Nyamira County residents thronged Nyamira primary sports ground in numbers to mark this year’s Mashujaa Day celebrations.
The cerebrations were led by County Commissioner Onesmas Kyatha who read President William Ruto's speech.
The fete was also graced by West Mugirango MP Stephen Mogaka and the County Executive Committee Member for Public Service Management (PSM) Dr Geoffrey Morara who represented the County Governor Amos Nyaribo.
Others in attendance were County Secretary Jacky Magara, Agriculture CECM Alice Manoti, MCAs George Moraa (Bogichora) and Elijah Abere (nominated).
Mr Nyaribo said his Government was committed in providing quality healthcare to area residents.
In a speech read on his behalf by Mr Morara, the Governor said: “We are are not only upgrading health facilities by building and expanding hospitals but we are also equipping, staffing and ensuring we have adequate and regular supply of medicine in all our facilities.”
The County Head said his Government had already engaged Community Health Promoters who had been supplied with 1,379 medical kits and who were playing a critical role in primary healthcare in the region.
In Agriculture, the Governor said his Government will assist area farmers with subsidized Artificial Insemination program and commercialize traditional vegetables.
His Government, he noted, will embrace value addition of farm produce and the promotion of avocado growing for export, banana commercialization and dairy promotion.
“Currently, we are mapping and registering farmers and other agricultural value chain actors in the County so that they can benefit from efficient input subsidy program in collaboration with the national government,” the Governor said.
In trade, the Governor noted that many youths will get job opportunities once the construction of Nyamira County Aggregation and Industrial Park is completed at Sironga.
The Park, he added, will not only be a source of employment for the youths as it will attract investors but will also be an avenue for value addition that will help improve the livelihood of local farmers.
In education, he said his Government will continue to promote early childhood learning through construction of classes.
“ We appreciate the role played by ECDE teachers. Recently, we employed on permanent and pensionable terms, 420 ECDE teachers and we will continue to support them as they lay a strong education foundation for our children,” he said.
He said his Government has also assisted 400 bright students with scholarships to continue learning uninterrupted.
He further noted that he will continue rehabilitating and upgrading area road, saying already 38 roads have been advertised for grading.
(By Governor’s Press Services)