BY MICAH SALI
The governor for Bungoma County Kenneth Lusaka has announced an elaborate
plan by his government and the County government of Asturias in Spain to
offer institutional support for the Health sector through acquisition of
appropriate equipment, materials and technology transfer and designing the
County Referral and Teaching hospital.
Lusaka said thatthe two governments had signed a memorandum of
understanding (MOU) to support the health sector on exchange and training
programs for hospital and university staff as the Spanish Ambassador in
Kenya prepares to pay the governor at the beginning of September.
According to Lusaka said the Austria governments had agreed to partner
with the county government of Bungoma to offer institutionalsupport in
establishing a Corgesa model of waste management.
“We have signed an MOU with CORGESA for establishment of a waste management
policy and CORGESA model of waste and we are in the process of acquiring
350 hectares for waste processing,” he added.
The governor also said that they had signed an M.O.U. with CAFENTO a
leading coffee processing plant in Spain to visit the mt Elgon area and
assist farmers in improving production through capacity building, bean
selection, quality controls and branding for international markets.
“Kenyan coffee is used for blending in Spain and the group will develop
Elgon Special Coffee brand and assist the county in direct sales to
CAFENTO,”said the governor.
He also said that GRUPO SAN RAMON, leading dairy farmers group in
Requena-Valencia had agreed to engage farmers in bungoma in large scale
dairy production, manure production (ecological fertilizer) and energy
“The group practices dairy farming and have cows that produce 12,000 litres
annually. Theywill help in the acquisitionof equipment and material
necessary for diagnosis, treatment and testing of livestock”, he said.
Lusaka said that OVIEDO University one of the oldest in Spain had agreed on
an exchange program to offer scholarships opportunities to study at Oviedo
“An invitation has been extended to Kibabii University which will be led by
the principal to Oviedo for the signing of an M.O.U. between the two
universities on exchange programs as Kibabii prepares to become a fully
chartered University,” said the governor.