Odera Akang`o Campus gets 50 acres of land
CHRISTINE OCHOGO – SIAYA COUNTY
The ministry of lands has officially transferred 50 acres piece of land that formerly belonged to KBC to Odera Akango University Campus which is a constituent collage of Moi University.
This was revealed by the Education Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i who assured that the government is committed in ensuring that the institution continues to operate.
Dr. Matiangi who made a visit to the learning institution in Yala this morning in the company of Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo and women representative Christine Ombaka said that the university is there to stay and rubbished the rumors that the government is gradually facing the campus off.
He said that the National lands commission has officially handed over the land to the university and that his education ministry has received an official later to that effect.
The CS also assured that the ministry will allocate funds and deploy National Youth Service to help in improving the school infrastructure, fencing and drilling of a water borehole for steady supply of water.
To ensure that the perimeter wall and drilling of a bore hall are done fast, they are going to engage the ministry of devolution and see to it that the National Youth Service partake the project.
Dr. Matiang’i further assured that his ministry will hold discussions with Central Placement Agency to ensure Odera Akango university campus is allocated regulated student in the September intake.
Gem MP Midiwo blamed political controversies that have affected development of the institution saying that as leadership of Gem they will not allow politics to interfere with development anymore.
The office of Gem MP has also liaised with the ministry of education to allocate sh. 40 Million to improve the infrastructure at St. Mary school Yala, sh. 10Miliion to upcoming Gamba Technical Training Institute in East Gem, sh. 1 Million to build new toilets at Ng’iya girls boarding school.
They have also allocated a grant of sh. 100,000 for the completion of education complex at Ng’iya girls secondary boarding school that will be given in tranches.