The County Government of Vihiga has budgeted Kshs 200 Million for education bursary across the county. The County Bursary Fund will be administered by a Ward Bursary committees. Applications for Ward bursary committee members began on 2nd January 2018, submitted to the Ward Administrators. Election of members will be conducted on 10th January, 2018. The Governor urges people of Vihiga County to elect credible people for these positions who will execute their duties diligently without bias. The Governor Meeting Cyprian Mogore, from Kapchemugung Primary, who scored 375 marks in last year's KCPE from a needy family. Cyprian has secured admission at Nyang'ori Boys High school. The Governor is sponsoring his secondary education, investing in the future leadership of Vihiga County & the Nation.
Dr. Ottichilo met the Belgium water project team in his office to discuss the work plan for the project set to begin on 31st of October this year. The project worth 15 million Euros (Kshs 1,822,551,412.50 current exchange rate) is to be implemented in 2 years targeting the Maseno, Mbale and Kaimosi water supplies.
Vihiga County residents have reason to smile as the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) and Vihiga County Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding for constant supply of drugs and medical equipment to the County health facilities.
An audit report by the Kenya National Audit Office (KENAO) has revealed massive corruption and misappropriation of funds by the former Vihiga County administration.
The Vihiga county government debt is largely owed to contractors and service providers. This largely guided the need for a meeting between the new government and the Vihiga County Contractors association (VICOA) to discuss way forward with regard to the settlement of these debts amounting to over a billion shillings.
Vihiga County Governor Dr Wilber Ottichilo reiterated his government's commitment towards strengthening sub-counties and wards to spur development while meeting with the sub-county and ward administrators at the county headquarters. Dr.Ottichilo reaffirmed his intentions to employ wards as centers of development.