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Old February 12th, 2014, 05:41 PM   #1
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BUSIA COUNTY | Development News and Discussion

Busia County
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Welcome to the Busia County thread.
This thread consists of news, images, video and discussion relating to developments in the Busia County area.


Area: 1,628.4km²

Capital: Busia

Population: 743,946

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Old February 12th, 2014, 05:44 PM   #2
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Busia, Koreans sign fertiliser factory deal

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THE Busia county government and a South Korean company have signed an agreement to build an organic fertiliser manufacturing company.

Governor Sospeter Ojaamong signed the deal with Korangol Company in his office in Busia yesterday.

Korangol CEO Hyun-Joon Kim attended the signing ceremony presided over by county legal advisor Justice Alex Etyang.

Ojaamong' said the plant will boost the county's economy.

He was speaking during the signing of the agreement at the county offices in Busia.

“We want everybody to be well fed and to make agriculture the focus of the county’s economy. The factory is a good idea," Ojaamong' said.

He said the county delegation requested the Korean investors to link them twith other investors in the agricultural sector.

"This will help us mechanise agriculture in the county,” Ojaamong' said.

The Governor said they also want other opportunities from Korean investors that include panel factory for cheaper houses and a manufacturing plant for production of sanitary towels.

Ojaamong said it was encouraging to note that the government of Korea wants to reduce the working hours of its employees from the current eight to five to enable them use the money they have accumulated.

Deputy Governor Kizito Wangalwa said Korea and Kenya were at par 50 years ago but Korea was now many miles away in development, a feat that Kenya needs to emulate.

Kim said it took Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong a lot of endeavour for the company to accept his request to invest in the Busia County.

He said the company will bring modern technology to Kenya to enable agriculture and other ventures to thrive in the country.

The function was also witnessed by County executives Osiya Mwanje (Agriculture), Hillary Makhulu (Trade and Tourism), Bernadette Muyomi (ICT) , Leonard Obimbira and project coordinator Eric Omondi.
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Old February 28th, 2014, 02:49 AM   #3
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Busia bets on medical school to ease health workers shortage

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Busia has started constructing a medical college to increase the number of health workers in the county.

Governor Sospeter Ojaamong said the county has set aside Sh40 million for the construction of the training college and upgrading of public health facilities.

The college at the Busia Teaching and Referral Hospital is aimed at training more health workers to meet the growing demand and improve healthcare provision.

“The construction of a medical college has been informed by the demand for medical training and inadequate health workers,” said Mr Ojaamong.

The college is set to be completed before the end of the year.

Mr Ojaamong said the Busia hospital will also have additional medical units to enable it operate as a teaching and referral centre. It will have an intensive care, accident and emergency units and advanced diagnostic equipment.

The county government is also constructing an operating theatre and a pharmacy at Khunyangu Hospital in Butula, as it seeks to decongest and ease pressure on referrals.

Other projects that are nearing completion include the construction of wards in Amukura and Nambale health centres, Kocholia and Port Victoria hospitals.
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Experts Explore Iron Ore Deposits in Busia

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A resident of Funyula Busia County points at a stone which is believed to have iron ore. Experts have said that soil samples from Funyula and Budalang’i are being examined to determine whether there are substantial iron ore deposits.
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A team of experts from the Ministry of Mining is examining soil samples collected from Funyula and Budalang’i constituencies in Busia County to establish the possible availability of iron ore.

The county executive member in charge of Water and Natural Resources Bernard Yaite, said that if found, the mineral would change the county’s fortunes.

“The possibility of the region having iron ore will be known once we receive the report from the national government,” Mr Yaite told journalists in Busia town Thursday.

“We hope the report will be positive because these are areas that have been identified as having great potential for the mineral,” he added.

He said iron ore is a very important mineral in industrialization and if found it will help improve the region’s economy and create employment for the youth.

EMPOWER LOCALS

“The mineral will empower locals economically and help address high poverty levels in the region which stand at 68 per cent,” he said.

He also revealed that areas within Teso region such as Amukura and Machakus could be holding a lot of limestone deposits and granite used in the construction industry.

He said they are partnering with the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology to come up with machines that will help locals to exploit the stones

“Most women break the stones using hammers but machines can enhance their activities and help them crush 10 tonnes of stones a day,” he said.

WELCOMED IDEA

Locals and leaders have welcomed the idea saying the minerals if found would be a relief to them as it will create employment and help reduce poverty levels.

Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong, however, appealed to investors interested in opening up cement factories to consider investing in the county which he noted had a lot of limestone deposits.

He expressed optimism that the industry will be able to create employment opportunities for hundreds of youths in the area who despite going to school have remained jobless.
Too early to be counting our chicks but if deposits are confirmed could be another helpful step towards industrialization.


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Investors forum in Busia begins today

Busia will host more than 1,000 investors during the county's international investment conference.

The conference will run from today until Friday.

Governor Sospeter Ojaamong yesterday assured investors of their security.

He said more than 150 international investors will attend the event.

They are from Nigeria, the US, Germany, Japan, Korea and Turkey among others.

Ojaamong was addressing reporters after touring the venue for the conference at the Agricultural Training Centre.

The governor said Busia is an exceptional county with socioeconomic and political stability, which make it a safe haven for investors.

He urged residents to take advantage of the conference and learn from renowned businessmen to improve on their business skills.

Ojaamong said some investors have expressed interest in establishing a dry port in the county.

He said the port will reduce transport costs for countries from the Great Lakes region, which spend billions to collect their goods from the Port of Mombasa.

Ojaamong said President Uhuru Kenyatta will not attend the fete because he is away in Japan.

Cord principal Raila Odinga, “ the darling of investors and donors”, will grace the occasion, he said.

The event will be aired live by three stations, NTV, KTN and Citizen.

Ojaamong said local investors in Busia town, including Yako Mart, Hotel Itoya and Equity Bank among others, will showcase their products.

He urged residents to provide land to investors for real estate.

Ojaamong was accompanied by speaker Bernard Wamalwa, majority leader Josephat Wandera and Roads executive Gregory Odeke.

He said plans are underway to open a third cross border point at Mulwanda in Samia subcounty to ease congestion at the Malaba and Busia border points.
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Where is the sigiri bridge project
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It's a bridge over river Nzoia not far from Port Bunyala along the Siaya-Nyandorera-Port Bunyala road.
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Chinese firm lands Sh10bn Nzoia irrigation project
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The stated price on this, I think seems a bit understated, don't y'all think?
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At least 2,000 households are set to benefit from a Sh292million renewable electricity project in Busia County.

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Busia farmers will benefit from the multi-purpose thresher courtesy of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Feed the Future Program and ICRISAT.

Busia County Executive Committee Member for Agriculture and Animal Resources Dr Moses Osia said farmers used to have only maize threshers and using crude technology to harvest other cereal crops.

“The new multi-purpose thresher can be used to thresh maize, sorghum, fingure millet, green grams, rice and other grains. This will help farmers reduce costs and post-harvest losses,” he said.

“KEPHIS as an implementer has played an integral role in production of quality seeds, fertilizer and improving the quality of animal feed. We must improve on our people’s well-being by changing our diet to include indigenous foods and orphaned fruits that USAID has been improving,” he said.
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