The Star (Nairobi)

10 January 2014

Kenya: Rasanga Wants Locals to Repair County Cars

SIAYA Governor Cornel Rasanga has directed that all county government vehicles be repaired by local mechanics in a bid to empower them financially.

He said the initiative is aimed at ensuring that the county mechanics benefit. "I want the local mechanics to benefit from the opportunity, which has been enjoyed by Kisumu county," Rasanga said. He was speaking after touring various Jua Kali stalls in Siaya town yesterday.

Rasanga said the initiative will promote circulation of money in the county and create more jobs. He directed chief of staff Alloys Obare to ensure that all garage owners in Siaya are qualified. The governor said a team of experts will take inventory of all garage owners who have met the threshold to be shortlisted for the project.

Rasanga was accompanied by Joram Nyanga, who is in charge of youth affairs in his office, county secretary Silas Odhiambo, Omamo Ndai, incharge of resource mobilisation, and Siaya Township ward representative James Obiero. Rasanga said his office will create a conducive working environment to attract investors.

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