BY OMARI AKELLO
WOMEN from Nyanza province have been challenged to balance politics and development with the region’s poor development blamed on the former.
Speaking at Tom Mboya Labour College in Kisumu today, Kisumu County Women Rep Rose Nyamunga noted that continued politics have led to a staggering poverty in the region.
Nyamunga while addressing over 400 business women drawn from across the County, she called on the women to take advantage of the new constitution and embark of competitive scramble for County tenders with their male counterparts.
During the occasion, the business women under the Umbrella, Kisumu County Women Business Association signed a mega partnership with Chase Bank with an aim of boosting development in the region.
While accompanied by Kisumu deputy governor Ruth Odinga, Nyamunga noted that only a handful of women featured in the recently concluded tender qualification, a move that forced the county government to call for an extension of the process.
She revealed that the partnership will also see a formation of SACCOs in each and every ward where members will work in clusters depending with their respective interests ranging from transportation, farming among others.
‘My office is committed to making a difference in the lives of Women, youth and people with disabilities through various projects such as capacity building, table banking, poultry keeping, Dairy cows, goat keeping, provision of clean drinking water, Agribusiness and environmental conservation through tree nurseries for trees and fruits’’, added Nyamunga.