The lake region economic Bloc (LREB) summit 4th Edition has taken offf in Kisii as governor’s demonstrate their commitment to economically empower counties within region.
Speaking during pre summit dinner At Kisii sports club in Kisii County, Vihiga governor Dr.Wilber Ottichilo described the Bloc as most pro active basing on the on going policy establishment and planning that will drive the agenda through legal framework.
Dr.Ottichilo urged counties to speed up the policy making process so as focus is shifted towards implementation of the program.
His counter part James Ongwae Kisii governor said synthesizing and mobilization of resources within member counties will uplift development agenda for better lively hoods.
Governor Ongwae added that if a dream to establish a financial institution turns it will uplift businesses among the approximated 14million people living within the region.
However, professor Sam Ongeri senetor Kisii, urged county bosses not to duplicate development projects but instead establish a team of expertise that will vet and identify various projects to be implemented by counties respectively.
Professor Ongeri said the timely LREB idea will deliver counties from bondage of poverty as he assured support of LREB legislation in the Senate.
LREB comprises of 13 counties which includes Kakamega,Kisii,Bungoma,Busia,Trans Nzioa, Vihiga Migori, Homabay,Kisumu,Siaya and Bomet.