Migori County Assembly has been adjourned with a record of 33 enacted bills since the last general election.
Speaking to the press at the County Assembly grounds, Migori County Speaker George Duro said that cumulatively since devolution, the Assembly has passed 63 bills that have greatly helped the people of Migori.
Duro noted that of the 33 motions 12 were annual or regular Appropriation Acts that included the recently passed 8.9 budget for the 2022 to 2023 Financial Year. Other annual bills included the five Finance Acts and the Provincial Acts.
The Speaker emphasised that some of the outstanding Acts passed by the Second Assembly comprised of the Migori County Lake Region Economic Act, County Health Services Act and Migori County Law Enforcement Inspectorate Act.
A fortnight ago, the county witnessed the pass out of 330 County wardens thanks to the Migori County Law enforcement Inspectorate Act that Duro said would help the county efficiently deliver services to its mwananchi.
Other major acts counted in by the second assembly included the Migori County Sand Harvesting and Quarrying Act, County Agricultural Training Centre Act and, Sweet Potato Cooperation Act.
Migori County Agricultural Training Centre Act will see the Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC) farm in Rongo Sub County being utilised and made a centre of excellence in terms of farmer’s training.
The Speaker noted that the Sweet Potato Cooperation Act gave a platform that oversaw the Cabinet Secretary for Defenceand Devolution Eugene Wamalwa opening the Getonganya sweet potato factory in Kuria West Sub County that aims to boost sweet potato farming through value addition.
Duro asked the incoming Member of the County Assembly to ensure that they implement the pending bills for the greater good of the Migori County residents.
He said that the Education and Support Bill, Village Administration Bill and People with Disability Bill were still pending but hoped that they would be debated and passed after the August general election.
“We still have some of the pending bills that already were with the Government Printer while a few bills public participation had already been conducted. My only prayer is to urge the incoming County Assembly Members to pass these pending bills for the benefits of our people,” said Duro.
He said that some of the policies approved and implemented by the executive and which he hoped should be introduced in the new County Assembly as bills included the Migori Sexual and Gender Based Policy, Migori Education and Support Policy, and the Early Childhood Development Policy.
Duro added that at the ward levels a lot of projects have been implemented, a good example being water boreholes and 20 Early Childhood Development (ECD) classes per ward totalling almost 800 across the 40 wards.
The Speaker thanked the members of the public for entrusting them with the oversight mandate and asked the aspiring politicians in the county to maintain peace as the country moves closer to the general election.
Migori County Speaker poses for a photo with some of the MCAs after adjo