Kisumu county which is governed from kisumu city has been in the National limelight for the better part of the governance of Prof.Peter Anyang Nyong'o. The county and kisumu city in particular has been attracting negative publicity for a long time but for the past three years the leadership has managed to change this perspective.The desire of the county residents is to see this trend mantained for the greater prosperity of the area.
A walk in all areas of Kisumu city one witnesses tremendous growth and reorganisation of the city in terms of infrastructure. All the satellite surbs of the city including Mamboleo, Nyamasaria, Otonglo and Kondele the bedrock of political activities in Kisumu have been spruced up to attractive centres of business.
Kisumu used to experience floods due to blocked drainage systems but that has been solved by removing structures which used to obstruct the free flow of rain water.
In the political front, through the wisdom of Hon.Raila Amollo Odinga to change tact and embrace dialogue with the current government through the famous handshake has seen the National government allocate massive financial resources to prepare the county to attract more investment from across world.
The railway transport to the lake region which was a abandoned three decades ago is set to roar back in the near future with passengers disembarking at the newly constructed railway station near Kicomi.
On Monday 24th,May 2021,the former prime minister Hon. Raila Amollo toured the city to prepare the ground for the reception of his handshake partner Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta. The president is set to preside over the celebrations of this year's Madaraka festivities at the newly constructed Jomo Kenyatta international Sports Stadium.
The president to be accompanied by Raila is also expected to inspect ongoing projects in the large Nyanza region and commission those which have been completed like the Uhuru business park which will accommodate over 10,000 traders who were displaced from the Central business district.
The former prime minister ,while addressing the jubilant residents of Kisumu at Kondele,made a major announcement on the positive economic activity being undertaken by the National government in partnership with the county government of kisumu.
The good news is that land has been identified at the subcounty of Miwani where an economic zone is set to be established to spur economic growth to cover the intire western Kenya region.
In the economic zone, major pharmaceutical and textile manufacturers will establish production plants. This will create the much needed employment opportunities for the young graduates from our universities and other tertiary institutions of learning.
This planned economic zone will be the first one in western Kenya and is projected to trigger growth in other sectors of the economy thus helping the county to catch up with the cities of Nairobi and Mombasa.
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