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We lost fish factory due to bad politics in Kisumu- Governor Ranguma

He said a fish processing factory that was to be built in Kabonyo, Nyando, was moved to Sagana, Kirinyanga county, after leaders opposed it. The factory was to be built under the Economic Stimulus Projects.

Jack Ranguma

Governor Jack Ranguma at the launch of the ECDE feeding, vocational training and social protection programmes at Kigoche Primary School, Muhoroni subcounty

Bad politics has cost Kisumu mega projects, Governor Jack Ranguma has said. He said a fish processing factory that was to be built in Kabonyo, Nyando, was moved to Sagana, Kirinyanga county, after leaders opposed it. The factory was to be built under the Economic Stimulus Projects.

Ranguma urged leaders to tone down their politicking. He said they should focus on how to build the economy to create wealth and jobs. This way the youths will get jobs and poverty alleviated, Ranguma said.

He urged politicians to unite communities for peace and prosperity. “My focus is development and development has no tribe or clanism. All the progress you see across the county would not have been possible if there was no peace,” Ranguma said.

He spoke on Wednesday when he launched the ECDE feeding, vocational training and social protection programmes in Muhoroni subcounty. The ECDE feeding programme will cost Sh8 million. Ranguma was with Education executive Jennifer Kere, Tourism’s Rose Kisia and Education chief officer Samuel Kokuro.

The governor urged residents to reject leaders who divide the county for political power. “Let us reject the politics of tribe and division. Let us unite and move forward together,” Ranguma said. “Do not cause hatred among residents. If you want power, humbly ask citizens to vote for you. If you think inciting residents to oppose projects will give you political mileage, you are in for a rude shock.”

He criticised elected leaders who take credit for projects implemented by the county government. “How can you stand in front of people and claim you are the one implementing a project and hurl accusations at the national government?” Ranguma said.

 

-www.the-star.co.ke

 

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