LREB chairman and Kisumu governor Anyang Nyongo and his Migori counterpart Ochillo Ayacko during a press briefing in Migori town on March 14,2023. PHOTO: Ian Omondi, KTMN

Implementation of the Railway system, fast tracking the solar power energy and drone technology in the health sector will be the main agenda of the eleventh summit of the Lake Region economic block.

The summit that brings on board fourteen counties bordering the lake region kicked off on Tuesday with leaders expected to bolster economic ties in the block.

Addressing the press at a Migori hotel ahead of the official launch of the summit, LREB chairperson and Kisumu governor Prof. Anyang Nyong’o noted that the region was also keen on discussing matters blue economy, a move he said would unite the 14 counties.

Among other development plans set to be prioritized is the revival of the sugar sector following the sugar report chaired by former Kakamega governor Wickliffe Oparanya as the blueprint, the effect of climate on the economy in the Lake Region counties and communication among the counties.

“On top of our priority list is the blue economy, revival of the sugar sector and use of the drone technology in the healthcare sector,

Prof Nyong’o

Migori county governor Dr Ochillo Ayacko outlined that the regional planning and implementation meeting will lay a long-term foundation that the future leaders will look into rather than starting from scratch.

Nyong’o also highlighted they are looking forward to working with Zippline drone company from Rwanda to help in transporting medical and veterinary equipment, a technology which has already been implemented in Kisumu county.

The summit which kicks off today 14th March and will take three days ending on Thursday 16th March 2020. The summit is also expected to bring together all governors from 14 counties of the Lake Region Economic Block and their deputies.


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