A Sh9 billion five-year strategic plan to provide clean water and protect forests has been launched in Busia.
The county government on Wednesday launched the 2014-18 plan and performance management system at Hotel Farmview in Busia Town in a function presided over by Governor Sospeter Ojaamong.
The county wants to increase access to clean water from the current 46 per cent to 60 per cent and increase forest cover from one per cent to five.
The budget projection will centre on water, environment, natural resources and strengthening institutions.
Ojaamong said the plan provides a road map for achieving his pre-election pledges of access to water, waste management, forestry, environment and natural resources.
He said the plan will provide a clear focus towards implementation of development initiatives.
"A successful implementation of this plan requires joint effort, hard work and dedication from all stakeholders and active community participation," Ojaamong said.
"Performance management will promote personal development, employee satisfaction and compliance with employment related laws."
This year, the project requires Sh1.5 billion to meet its objectives. A further Sh1.8 billion will be required in 2015 with Sh1.9 billion in 2016, Sh2 billion in 2017 and Sh2.2 billion in 2018.