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Busia county govt unveils 42 sub-county, ward reps

11 April 2014, 13:53 Jane Zack

Busia - A total of 42 sub-county and ward administrators who will undertake a one month paramilitary training were Thursday unveiled in Busia County.

Presiding over the function held at a Busia hotel, area governor Sospeter Ojaamong’ urged the 35 ward administrators and the seven sub-county administrators to represent the County Government in the best way possible in their areas of jurisdiction.

He called upon them to ensure that solutions to all defaults in the county are addressed even if it means using their own funds.

“In cases like potholes on the roads, repair them using your money instead of waiting for others to take action; be different from the current administration,” Ojaamong’ stressed. 

He further said that he will remit KES 10 million to each of the 35 wards in the County next week for Members of the County Assembly to supervise projects in consultation with residents. Adding that another KES 50 million has been allocated for education bursaries, he urged the newly appointed ward admins to form bursary committees to oversee the exercise.

The new team is expected to approach Chiefs and their assistants for induction courses at no fee as they wait to undergo training at the Administration Police Training College in Nairobi.

“Ward development fund has also been set up and ward administrators will be directly in charge so you will need to form all inclusive committees to oversee the funds,” he said.

He challenged the administrators to go for computer courses so as to attain knowledge and skills that will enable them to use ICT equipment at sub-County and ward levels.

He told them that devolution is the only way to go saying his government was determined to turn around the economy of the County with mechanized agriculture, ICT, roads, trade and loans at subsidized interests.

However, the governor wondered how the national government was spending 85 percent of the national budget warning them that they will "vote themselves out" if they fail to account for it during their tenure.

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