Kidero to prioritise county infrastructure

Monday, January 18th, 2021 00:00 |
Former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero helps residents push a police vehicle stuck in the mud at Nyarath area in Ndhiwa, Homa Bay county on Saturday. Photo/PD/COURTESY

Evans Kidero has promised to improve the infrastructure of Homa Bay County as a matter of priority.

Kidero who has declared his interest to run for the Homa Bay Governor’s position took his bid to the people over the weekend traversing parts of the vast region with stops in urban centres, calling for residents’ backing.

In a tour that started in Kabondo Kasipul on Friday afternoon, the former Nairobi Governor campaigned for peace and put in a strong case for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) spearheaded by ODM leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta.

While extolling his ambitions for the county, Kidero noted that peace and development can only come to the county if there was a unity of purpose, calling on the residents to inculcate unity and understanding on many development issues affecting them.

At the famous Oyugis Market on Friday, Kidero promised to offer true servitude to the people of his home county with promise to do more than he has already done in support of education,

Kidero asked the residents to support the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), noting that it will ensure more funds are brought to the counties.

The former governor pledged to build cotton, fish and pineapple factories to create
jobs for the residents.

“Homa Bay is endowed with a lot of resources which can be used to positively change the lives of residents if prudently utilized,” he said.

He promised to prioritise the infrastructure projects in the county, which was wanting, affecting the economic potential of the residents.

In Ndhiwa, he came face-to-face with the poor road network after a police vehicle got stuck in the mud and he was forced to give a helping hand by pushing the vehicle from the mud.

“With a good road network our people will be able to transport their fresh produce to the market on time. On the other hand, sugar cane farmers will be able to get the cane harvested on time,” said Kidero.

On the other hand, Kidero who has hit the ground running after last week’s announcement said he will offer more to the health concerns of the residents even as he decried the lack of facilities in Ndhiwa sub-county.

He at the same time took issue with Ndhiwa Sugar Factory that has taken long before harvesting the cane, bogged down by myriad issues, including the road network and other issues affecting the farmers.

Yesterday, while attending a fundraiser for Homa Bay Catholic Church and Rusinga Church, Kidero called on the youth not to be misused by politicians out to make personal gain.

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