President William Ruto has said that he will return to Homa Bay County next month after making his maiden visit to the region on Sunday, October 2.
Speaking during a church service at AIC church in Homa Bay town, the Head of State said that he will return to launch a housing program in the area.
He said that the program will offer job opportunities to young people in the region, adding that it will feature 5,000 houses.
“Nitarudi hapa mwezi ujao kwa sababu tuko na ile programme niliwaeleza nikiwa hapa kwenu. Niliwaeleza tutakuwa na mpango mkubwa wa mambo ya housing ndio tuweze kuhakikisha kwamba vijana wetu wanafanya kazi. Tulikubaliana tukasema tutajenga nyumba elfu tano hapa Homa Bay County," President Ruto said.
The Head of State added that there was already a plan for the first 400 houses which he will launch when he returns to the region.
“Na Nitarudi hapa mwezi ujao kuanzisha hiyo programme. Tayari kuna mpango ya the first 400 houses ambazo ni low cost. Nitarudi hapa kuzianzisha. Alafu nitarudi hapa tena pengine mapema mwaka ujao for the phase two ya nyumba elfu mbili," he added.
The president promised to work with elected leaders in the region so as to improve services to the area residents.
He was by ICT Cabinet Secretary designate Eliud Owalo, former Migori governor Okoth Obado, Kharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, PS Julius Jwan, former Kisumu Senator Fred Outa among others.
Migori Governor Gladys Wanga, however, skipped the church services presided over by the president stating that she was out of the county.
"I wish to extend a warm welcome to The President on behalf of the great people of Homa Bay and request him to feel at home. I am however out of the county on official duty and will therefore be unable to join HE for the church service and have communicated the same to His Excellency," Governor Wanga said.
Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma also skipped the event stating that he lacked means to get to the president's event.