ODM leader Raila Odinga was on Thursday, August 19, 2021, endorsed by top leaders from Nyanza region to run for the fifth-president seat in his fifth time. A list of 5 things Raila promised delegates in attendance are handy.
The conference held at Sikri Technical College attracted at least 1500 delegates from six counties including Nyamira, Kisii, Homabay, Migori, Siaya, and Kisumu. Most importantly, the meeting gave Raila Odinga a deserved confidence ahead of his looming nationwide campaigns.
5 things Raila promised delegates at the Oyugis declaration conference
Raila’s next presidential bid and the BBI agenda stood out in various discussions held on the material day.
The fast approaching 2022 general elections of Kenya is clearly what necessitated a call for regional unity.
1. Upholding economic development and unity through the BBI Bill
The speech of Raila at the Oyugis Declaration conference seemed to revolve around regional and national unity.
He called for Kenyans to leave behind their anger, revenge, and bitterness for the sake of a new Kenya.
Raila’s course called Azimio la Muungano continues to take centre stage in his latest political moves.
The meeting gave Raila Odinga a golden chance of drumming the Building Bridge Initiative as an avenue of achieving mutual cohesion and reconciliation.
2. A pledge to ensure agricultural prosperity and self-reliance
The former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, recognized immense natural resources in the region and promised to be a front liner in improving crop production.
For instance, he highlighted reliable strategies that can make farming more reliable among locals.
Raila’s speech also touched on the defunct sugar industry, tea, and coffee sub sectors.
The climax of his address was poor management in major agricultural investments within Nyanza.
His solution based approach restored confidence on a better Nyanza that locals should take part in building through his government.
On top of that, Raila assured residents of a plan to maximize marine transportation and the fishery economy.
3. Reformation of policies in the health sector
The aspirant president recognized biased policies limiting access to health care in the region.
Raila further pointed out the vulnerability of the region under the existing plans. He suggested the betterment of the existing policies.
4. Improving infrastructure and social amenities in the country
The president in waiting acknowledge ongoing projects among them roads in the larger Nyanza province.
He promised to carry on the just started development record to ensure equitable distribution of resources across the country.
5. Innovative ICT solutions among things Raila promised delegates
Raila promised better information and communication technology solutions to tackle high rates of unemployment.
He emphasized the need of supporting talents, especially among entrepreneurial youths. Odinga went on to identify ICT as a sustainable solution in our digital world.
Governors and senators from the six Nyanza region counties flocked at the event alongside delegates. These 5 things Raila promised delegates will likely form a basis of his presidential manifesto.