Bungoma County Director for Special Programs Ms Carolyne Buyule addresses mourners in Ndivisi Ward, Webuye East Constituency. PHOTO/COURTESY
Women in Bungoma County have been urged to turn up in large numbers and be recognised in decision making involving matters that affect them in the County.
Speaking at a burial ceremony in Ndivisi Ward, Webuye East Constituency, the Bungoma County Director for Special Programs Ms Carolyne Buyela, challenged women to embrace their leadership roles in the society.
This was in regard to an upcoming gazzettement of Webuye town as a Municipality.
Webuye town will join Bungoma and Kimilili towns as Municipalities under the support of UKAid program but not until there’s a public participation.
“As you all know, Webuye Town is going to be a Municipality and officers will come here to seek your public participation because this development involves women as well,” said Ms Buyela.
“When women are involved in decision making, the society becomes a better place.”
Buyela also encouraged women to start economic activities to boost their income.
As part of her support for women groups, Buyela dedicated one pick-up to help women in carrying out their daily income-generating activities.
“I have also donated one pick-up from my Carol Buyela Foundation. This pick-up will help you perform your daily activities that bring something on your table. We don’t want our women to continue suffering because of transport logistics.”
She also outlined Governor Wycliffe Wangamati’s projects that are aimed at empowering women in Bungoma County, among them the upcoming milk-procesing plant in Webuye.
“The new plant will enable our farmers including women to now sell their milk direct to the plant and also give us an opportunity to buy our own locally-produced milk.”
She also informed the mourners about the Governor’s Scholarship programme that sponsors needy children who score above 350 marks. The County, she said, will sponsor such children up to form Four.
Buyela also stated that the County has forwarded to the County Assembly a policy that will see the construction of houses for the needy.
VIDEO: Carolyne Buyela speech.