‘No region will be discriminated,’ Ruto pledges as he tours Raila’s Nyanza backyard
President William Ruto has committed to supporting development projects across the country as part of the Kenya Kwanza administration's transformation agenda.
Speaking after attending a church service at Africa Inland Church (AIC) in Homa Bay town on Sunday, October 2, the Head of State affirmed that his government will work with all elected leaders irrespective of their political affiliations.
"No region will be discriminated in the process of transforming this country. This is my commitment. Thank you the people of Homa Bay for the warm reception," Ruto said on his first trip to the Nyanza region since taking over as fifth President.
At the same time, Ruto pledged to deliver all promises he made to the people of Homa Bay county during the campaign period.
Ruto commission houses
While thanking the residents of the region considered a stronghold of long-serving opposition leader Raila Odinga, the President promised to return to the county next month to commission the construction of low-cost 400 houses.
"I will be back next month to lay the foundation stone for the first 400 houses and early next year, I will launch the second phase for the construction of 2,000 homes," Ruto stated.
Ruto also pledged to prioritise a budget for stalled projects including roads, sewage and water projects in the county.
“I will deliver on the agreements I promised during my campaigns when I visited this region. Together with the elected leaders, we will tackle the issues that affect our country and every sector” he said as he committed to complete stalled infrastructural projects in the county.
"I am aware that some of the road projects have stalled in the county. I am asking that you allow me some time to first deal with the budget and the economy then I will come and finish the projects."
To improve access to higher education in the county, the Head of State said a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institution will be opened in the county.
"Homa Bay Town has no technical training college, neither is there one in Suba South. I will speak to the leaders so that they set land aside for the construction of colleges so that youths can earn from the project," he added.
The President also announced plans to revive cotton production in Homa Bay through the supply of high-breed seeds.
Ruto was accompanied by a host of local leaders including ICT CS nominee Eliud Owalo.