President William Ruto will on Friday, January 13, 2023, begin a two-day visit to Nyanza covering Kisumu Homabay and Siaya Counties.
The President is expected to launch several projects that directly impact on the lives of the people and are in line with the government’s bottom-up economic agenda that places a premium on economic transformation, especially for those at the bottom of the economic pyramid.
The President will also launch the first phase of the 5,000 affordable housing programme for Homa Bay County. The project is expected to not only alleviate the housing deficit in the county but also significantly boost the local economy.
The project will ultimately cover several towns namely Oyugis, Kendu Bay, and Mbita.
“This support is critical to achieving the President’s Housing agenda to house our citizens with dignity. Already, 39 counties have identified land on which affordable houses will be built.”
“All this is in line with the President’s commitment to reduce the housing gap, which currently stands at 2 million units. The target is to increase the supply from 50,000 to 200,000, a year.” Read the statement by Statehouse spokesperson Hussein Mohammed.
Cumulatively, the program has a robust and active pipeline of 376 projects set to deliver over 599,000 housing units across the country.
The President will also launch and inspect other projects in the region, including commissioning the newly completed Homa Bay Municipal Market, a project termed crucial to the economic transformation of the county.
He will also preside over the commissioning of the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST) Blue Economy Research Hub while also meeting local leaders and residents of the region.
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