Over Ksh 100 million ringfenced for Siaya unicersal health care in financial year 2018/2019


The County Government of Siaya will provide National Hospital Insurance Fund cover for over 120,000 households in the financial year 2018/2019.

Speaking Ngunya, Ugunja Sub County over the weekend, Governor Cornel Rasanga Amoth noted that the county has allocated over KSh. 100 million to fix universal healthcare for the Siaya people, a project that is well within his legacy initiatives.

The Governor also confirmed the increment of ward development allocation from the initially proposed KShs. 19 million to KShs. 30 million for every ward, and asked for support from the Members of County Assembly and Members of The National Assembly in ensuring the success of his legacy projects for the benefit of Siaya citizens.

Ugunja legislator Hon. Opiyo Wandayi while also addressing mourners at the same funeral occasion outlined a number of priority projects for the local population amongst them expansion of Ngunya Secondary School to a center of excellence. The MP also promised to channel his energies towards speedy construction of Ugunya-Ukwala-Rwambwa road and issuance of title deeds.

Hon. Wandayi as well reported the ongoing consultations between him and the Chief Administrative Secretary at the Ministry of Public Service to further devolve Huduma Services from Siaya County Headquarters to Ugunja Sub County so that the constituents can access the services with reduced strain. The MP promised to pitch Huduma camp this coming Friday as a short term plan.

Alego Usonga Member of Parliament Hon. Samwel Atandi told off those opposed to the ‘Building the Bridges Initiative’ and referred to them as enemies of progress. He asked the President and Right Honourable Raila Amollo Odinga to stand firm in uniting the country and ignore those opposed to the program.

The County Executive Committee Member in charge of Agriculture Hon. Charles Ogada while speaking, promised the residents that he was on toes in ensuring the completion of construction of water pan in the area to do away with water crisis in the region.

Hon. Fredrick Opang’a, the Ugenya North member of County Assembly, in his sentiments asked the residents to support the governor in his work and give the assembly and the executive time to deliver on their manifesto.

County Assembly of Homa Bay Leader of Majority Hon. Ogindo who was also present congratulated His Excellency for the bold move in increasing the ward development fund to KShs. 30 million and hinted that Homa Bay County could follow suit. He asked for increased harmonious relationship between the two counties as he called on the citizens to support the County Government development programs.