County Government of Busia and the British Government are exploring ways and means of identifying projects to be supported through implementing agencies.
Speaking when he received the British High Commission delegation led by Sub National Team Leader Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office, Ben Fisher which paid him a courtesy call, Busia Governor HE Sospeter Ojaamong thanked the British Government for financing various projects in the county.
The Governor said among the projects funded by the British Government through World Bank and Trademark East Africa include the Busia Trans-shipment market, planned dualization of the road leading from One Stop Border Post towards Korinda and construction of many infrastructural facilities across the county.
“We are seeking more partnership with projects as per the revised County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP), expansion of the Kenya Medical Training College Busia Campus, improvement of the health, urban, water infrastructure, and conduct capacity building among healthcare workers,” he said.
The Governor said the county boasts of major rivers and Lake Victoria, noting that with the county boasting of hilly terrain, investment in steel tanks mounted on hilltops will facilitate pumping of water via gravity, adding that development of a water masterplan is also critical.
Mr Fisher who later led the team in the tour of major projects financed by the British Government including the Busia County Referral Hospital and some tarmac roads within Busia Municipality said the UK will continue with its engagement in the Lake Region.
He said other investments undertaken by the UK in Busia County include regional economic development and investment for trade, green mini grids Kenya and deepening democracy programme.
Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi said other projects by the British Government include fish ponds at Bukani, Burumba, Siunga and Kamarinyang and the planned Jumuiya market.