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Akaranga asks Uhuru to embrace national dialogue

13 June 2014, 14:17 Dareel Eric

Vihiga - Vihiga governor, Moses Akaranga has advised President Uhuru to embrace National Dialogue being pushed by the opposition leader, Raila Odinga.

Akaranga said the President should not fear to engage the opposition in issues that adversely affect Kenyans.

"I urge my brother Uhuru to embrace National Dialogue. I believe this forum would come up with solutions to problems that Kenyans are facing," said Akaranga.

He added, "The President would lose nothing by involving them in matters of national importance."

Akaranga was speaking at Shiru Primary School where he installed the area ward administrator, Mr Hudson Mwashi on Thursday.

The county has finalised the process of appointing ward administrators and posting them to their respective wards. The county has 25 wards. 

Kakamega governor Wicliffe Oparanya, deputy governor Caleb Amaswache, Vihiga County Assembly Chief Whip Abdalla Chogo and Executive Committee members from Vihiga and Migori Counties led by Johnstone Khejeri in charge of Public Service and Administration.

“I don't see anything wrong with the call for National Dialogue by CORD leaders. The president should start the process of convening the forum," he added.

Akaranga said, "Uhuru is like a father in a family. He cannot decline to talk to one of his sons because he is stubborn."

The governor noted that the country was going through trying moments and the President should welcome any initiatives aimed at cushioning Kenyans from unnecessary suffering.

"Issues of insecurity are costing the county dearly and any initiative aimed at finding a lasting solution should not be ignored," said Akaranga.

He noted that leaders should stop politicking issues that hurt the country's economy and frustrate Kenyans.

Oparanya did not comment on the raging National Dialogue debate but send an olive branch to UDF leader and former deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi to join hands with Governors to uplift the living standards of residents of the region.

"We parted ways with Mudavadi in the last general Election but it is all over now. I ask him to join us in development programmes because he is a key leader from the region," said Oparanya.

He said he saluted Vihiga county for completing the process of appointing ward administrators saying the exercise was sensitive.

Akaranga and Oparanya noted that they supported plans by Luhya Council of elders to establish a bank from the region to boost economic activities of residents.

They urged leaders and residents from the region to buy share from the Mulembe Investment Bank to stabalise the financial institution.

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