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Ida Odinga calls for fair nominations.

12 November 2012, 11:46 Oduor Omondi

Prime Minister Raila Odinga's wife Ida Odinga has called for fair and peaceful nominations in the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party.

Ida stated that it was only after the successful party nominations exercise that she can come out strongly to campaign for those who will have been mandated by supporters to carry the ODM flag.

Speaking as she commissioned the KES 20 million Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) Project at St. Rita Ramula Girls Center of Excellence she challenged the womenfolk to also come out strongly and compete for all the possible elective positions. The project was also supported by the Muhoroni Constituency Development Fund to the tune of KES 6.2 million.

She cautioned the youth against bhang and alcohol abuse with particular reference to the girl child who she said still has along way to go in terms of achieving the desired education standards in all the counties across the country.

"Even though the Government has brought free secondary education, parents still have a major role to play, they should closely monitor their childrens' academic performance. It should also be their responsibility to buy whatever requirements their children deserve," she said.

On his part, Education assistant Minister Ayiecho Olweny disclosed that during his tenure as Muhoroni MP, he has seen the number of secondary schools grow tremendously from 9 to 33, with Koru location alone boasting of having produced more than 60 students who qualified for direct university admission.

Nyando MP Fred Outa took a swipe at politicians ganging up ostensibly to beat Prime Minister, Raila Odinga to the Presidency, accusing them of taking the wrong approach instead of working towards a strategy that promotes national cohesion.

Outa also expressed dissatisfaction with the Government that has only availed KES 26million to offset the debts owed by rice farmers in Nyando yet a whooping KES 400 million was availed for a similar purpose to rice farmers in Mwea Irrigation scheme at the Coast.

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