Statistics do not lie- Governor Ojaamong

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Photo: Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong, Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi and Assembly deputy speaker Lawrence Okaale share a newspaper report that ranked Busia as third most improved county. Director Liaison Evelyn Ikwii looks on.

Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has said that statistics do not lie contrary to sceptics who think otherwise.

The Governor’s sentiments came a day after Busia was ranked among three most improved counties on Gross County per capita between 2013 and 2018.

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The report by the National Bureau of Statistics top-ranked Nyandarua with a percentage rating of 158%. Elgeyo Marakwet is the second most improved county with 151% with Busia coming third on 103%.

Governor Ojaamong said county ranking can be improved if elected leaders can come and join in pushing Busia a notch higher.
KNBS rating was arrived at based on the total value of all goods and services produced in a county by its population.

The report indicated good agricultural production, as well as goods and services produced, have put Busia among the most productive counties in the country.

It also observed that Busia County is the fastest growing in the country, a demonstration of the confidence that investors and citizens have bestowed in the leadership of Busia County.
The good news comes nearly six months after Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong became the inaugural Performance for Results (P4R) champion when Busia was named the top county by the World Bank over its high performance in service delivery and prudence public finance management.

Busia which led all counties benefitted from Sh553million conditional grant extended to counties through the Kenya Devolution Support Programme due to prudent financial management and service delivery.

With the current development programs that the Governor has laid down in the next few months, Busia County will realise unmatched growth in all devolved sectors.

The World Bank ranked Busia among the best counties in terms of doing business. This has promoted investment and innovativeness in creating new business

Indicators of Economic Growth which include creation of more jobs, improved hospitality, real estate, energy, transport, agriculture and fishing.

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