Nyamira County Deputy Governor H.E Dr James Gesami has urged politicians to shun divisive politics but instead unite to steer development in their respective areas.
He said without unity of purpose, elected leaders will not serve their electorates diligently.
“As leaders we are expected to leave this County better than we found it. A good legacy a leader can be remembered for is to leave the lives of his/her people better than he found them”, he said.
Dr Gesami said the political tussle that was witnessed before his appointment as Deputy Governor should be a thing of the past.
“Those who were opposed to my appointment were really tough but all in all I floored them. I now urge them to unite with me and H.E Hon Amos Nyaribo to steer this County forward”, the DG said.
He was speaking on Monday at Nyamaiya Health Centre after launching National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) Biometric registration exercise for vulnerable families.
The Deputy Governor who represented Governor Nyaribo during the occasion said 15,351 households will benefit from the free medical kitty.
“These numbers of households translates to about 76, 755 people who will get quality health care without financial difficult”, he added.
Dr. James Gesami speaks during the NHIF roll-out at Nyamaiya.
He continued: “This is a milestone for us. We will continue to mobilize resources to cover additional families. We will also improve the capacities of our health facilities to respond to health demands of our people”.
The deputy governor was accompanied by the County government Ministers (ECMs), County Secretary James Ntabo, Chief of Staff Dr Margaret Ondicho, Members of area County Assembly and National government administrators serving in the County.
Earlier, Dr Gesami presided over the launch of a water borehole drilling project at Nyamatoki trading centre in Bogichora ward of West Mugirango Constituency.
The project is part of an agreement signed between the County Government of Nyamira and National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority (NWHSA) to drill water boreholes in all 20 Wards in the region.
Already, the water project that will cost the County Government Sh42m has been completed in Magombo, Mekenene, Kiabonyoru and Magwagwa Wards.