Governors under the umbrella of the Lake Region Economic Bloc will hold their second summit meeting tomorrow Friday June 8 in Busia town to discuss progress in operationalizing the economic bloc.
The summit meeting will bring together fourteen Governors from counties in Nyanza, Western and parts of the Rift Valley which form the economic bloc that was launched in March this year with the goal to help spur growth.
The County Chiefs will be expected among other things to deliberate on the status of the bloc’s legal documents and county assembly bills sanctioned by the Governors earlier this year in March.
The bills and legal documents are pending adoption and eventual approval in the respective county assemblies. The passage of the bills at the local assemblies would legalise the economic bloc and make the outfit fully functional and pave the way for partnership in the areas of tourism, agriculture, education, and finance.
The counties are seeking to leverage on shared boundaries and utilise shared resources to benefit residents. Governos will leverage on economies of scale and shared resources with the focus on improving the living standards of about 14 million people in the region.
The bloc has prioritised education, health, tourism, financial services, infrastructure and ICT.
The member counties include Nandi, Trans Nzoia, Bomet, Bungoma, Busia, Homa Bay, Kakamega, and Kericho. Others are Kisii, Kisumu, Migori, Nyamira, Siaya, and Vihiga.
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