Deputy President William Ruto visited Busia County on Friday.
While addressing the crowds, Ruto said the first phase of the Sh1.1b African Development Bank Malaba water project will be commissioned in August.
He said it will supply water to both Busia and Bungoma counties.
He also said the national government will avail cotton seeds to Busia County farmers to enable them plant cotton.
He asked the farmers to ensure they cash in on the revival of Rivatex.
He said that they have gotten a big market in China for cotton and other cash crops including macadamia, Avacado, coffee and tea.
Ruto said the government has pumped in Sh950m towards rural electrification in Busia County.
He said apart from the 45,000 people already connected with electricity, an additional 25,000 will be connected.
The DP also revealed that the government had disbursed Sh70m each towards procurement of equipment at Okame, Chamasiri Technical Training Institutes and three other sub counties.
Ruto asked contractors tarmacking the Busia-Malaba and Malaba-Kewalun road to complete the work before December
Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong thanked the DP for his assurance that the Busia-Malaba, Malaba-Kewalun roads will be completed by December.
Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi urged the Deputy President to consider tarmacking the Machakusi-Nambale-Butula road to facilitate trade in the area.
The DP was accompanied by Kimilili MP Didymus Barasa and his Bumula counterpart Mwambu Mabonga.