Ogwe unveils manifesto as he launches governor bid
Battle to seek the ODM party ticket for Homa Bay governor race has gained momentum after former County Secretary Isaiah Ogwe launched his candidature.
Ogwe (pictured), the second aspirant to unveil his candidature, said he has been inspired by the desire to transform the county and ensure improved livelihoods.
He said his administration will focus on 10-point development agenda including empowerment of women, youth and persons with disabilities, affordable healthcare, education, promoting infrastructure, food security, sports, culture and tourism, clean water provision, trade and industrialisation.
Ogwe promised to lead a government that takes interests of the majority rather than a few individuals.
“My government will be all inclusive. The plans I have aim to empower residents by implementing various development projects that serve their interests,” Ogwe said during the launch of his campaign at the weekend.
Former County Secretary asked residents to rally behind him in the ODM nominations scheduled for next month.
He also sought support from stakeholders such as religious leaders, the business community, elders, the youth and political leaders who attended the launch.
So far, Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma and more than eight Ward Reps endorsed Ogwe’s his bid.
MCAs Juma Awuor (Homa Bay East), Julius Nyambok (Homa Bay Central), Mary Ojalla (Arujo), Joash Achieng (Homa Bay West), Nura Odongo (Kasgunga), Evelyn Otieno (Nominated), Edwins Kakach threw their weight behind Ogwe’s governor bid.
Kaluma said he endorsed Ogwe for his desirable leadership qualities.