President William Ruto is set to make a two-day tour in Raila Odinga’s “HOTBED” Nyanza region starting tomorrow, Friday, January 13, 2023.
Through a press briefing made by State House spokesperson Hussein Mohamed today on Thursday 12, January 2023, President Ruto’s tour will be covering the counties of Kisumu, Homa Bay and Siaya.
Spokesperson Mohamed added that Ruto’s itinerary involves the launch and inspection of housing projects in the region, including commissioning the newly completed Homabay Municipal Market and meeting local leaders and residents of the region. “The President will launch several projects that directly impact the lives of the people and are in line with the government’s bottom-up economic agenda that places a premium on economic transformation, especially for those at the bottom of the economic pyramid,” said Mohamed.”
He will also hold discussions on making interventions in agriculture and infrastructure and preside over the commissioning of the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST).”The tour which starts in Homa Bay will see President Ruto launch the first phase of the 5,000 affordable housing programme in the county.” The project will ultimately cover several towns – Oyugis, Kendu Bay, and Mbita,” noted Mohamed adding that the county has set aside 11.6 acres for the project.
“Already 39 counties have identified land on which affordable housing units will be built.” Spokesperson Mohamed further outlined the progress the housing agenda has made since President Ruto took office, noting that the government targets to build 200,000 units a year.
The affordable housing programme has been a key plank in Ruto’s economic transformational agenda which he proposes will create jobs for thousands of youth and stimulate the economy.