Members of County Assembly of Bungoma are in Kakamega County on a five-day benchmarking mission.
The Members drawn from the Committee on Youth, Sports and Culture will interact with their host counterparts on the execution of effective oversight role and also visit infrastructural projects and programs under Youth, Sports, Culture and Social Services in Kakamega.
On Monday, the delegation visited the modern Bukhungu Stadium, which is the Kakamega County Government main flagship project in Sports sector.
The delegation was received by the County Executive Committee (CEC) member, Mr. Kassim Were at the Stadium, which hosts the ministry of Sports .
Earlier on, the Bungoma MCAs paid a courtesy call to the Kakamega County Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. Morris Buluma.
Hon. Buluma underscored the need for MCAs to interact, share knowledge and experiences saying this will improve quality of debates and oversight role by county legislators.
I welcome our Bungoma colleagues to Kakamega County. We share a lot in common and therefore we need to forge a close relationship in our efforts to serve Wananchi. We will also learn from you and this will go a long way in impacting on transformation of our great counties,” the Speaker said.
Briefing the Bungoma MCAs in his office, the CEC,highlighted several ongoing county projects and programs as well as those that have been implemented namely, establishing Sports Academies in all the 60 wards, empowerment of Boda Boda operators through micro-finance programs, construction of houses to the vulnerable people among other social support programs.
The Kakamega County Assembly Labour, Social Services, Culture and Sports Committee, Chairperson, Hon. Jason Lutomia said his committee is committed to ensuring that the county executive implements all projects across the county on time so that citizens realize fruits of devolution.
My committee is steady in carrying out its oversight role. We do our part by allocating resources on projects and programs and subsequently a follow up to ensure that they are fully implemented. We will share with our counterparts on how we put in check the County Executive,”Hon. Lutomia.
While his Bungoma colleague, Hon. Luke Opworo appreciated the work being done by Kakamega MCAs on matters Oversight.
We want to learn from you honourable members. Kakamega has set pace in development in the region.This is evident across the County. I am very sure by the end of the week.We will go back to Bungoma County enriched,” remarked Hon. Opworo.
On Tuesday, the Bungoma MCAs will visit several County Polytechnics.