Busia County Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has rubbished report by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics that ranked the Border County among those counties with highest concentration of people living below the poverty line. The KNBS report has been received with mixed reactions especially from those governors whose counties were ranked the poorest.
Taking to Social media, Busia county boss, claimed that the KNBS report ranking his county among the poorest did not reflect the real picture of the county’s position on the ground.
Gov. Ojaamong further insisted that his County is far much ahead of other counties with two sugar factories and other investment opportunities readily available in the county, adding that virtually all the residents of his were doing well, and could manage a meal per day.
He also said that Government was committed to alleviate poverty and met all parameters cited in the KNBS report including proper nutrition, health, education, child protection, information, water, sanitation and housing. A clear indication that the county was far much better than what the KNBS reported.
Proving that Busia County is county of choice for every one, Gov. Ojaamong said that no civil servant posted to work in Busia County would want to go back to their home counties, saying that they all prefer to purchase land and settle in the County that borders Uganda, a confirmation that Busia is a county with all factors of production.
The report released by KNBS placed Busia county among the counties with the high concentration of poor people, with 434,080 people living below poverty line out of nearly a million people, ahead of Turkana, Kakamega, Mandera, Kilifi and Kitui counties.