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Efforts to honor Obama afoot in Nyanza

Adonijah Nziwa
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Former US President Barack Obama at a past function. [Source/]

The Siaya County government in partnership with Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST) have unveiled their plans to establish a new college at Nyangoma in K’Ogelo.

The college will be named after the Former President of the United States of America Barack Obama, whose father was born in the region before moving to the US. 

Upon completion, the college aims at promoting extension to farmers within the locality as well as countrywide. 

It, however, remains unclear when the college, which will also focus on agriculture and fisheries development among other areas will be completed, reports Daily Nation.

Siaya County boss Cornel Rasanga, who has expressed his commitment to transform the region, has urged residents to embrace the whole idea because it is meant for their good in the coming years.

The county government and the university are waiting for approval from the national government before the college is set up in the area. 

According to JOOUST Vice Chancellor Stephen Agong’ Commission for University Education (CUE) is expected to conduct an audit before the institution will be established in the region.

The two sides also expect support from Florida Agricultural Mechanical University, based in the US, where the students will be traveling for exchange programmes.

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