MCA thrown out over Mulwanda ginnery report
17 September 2015, 11:07
Busia - A Busia Member of the County Assembly (MCA) was Wednesday thrown out of the assembly after accusing the Speaker of allegedly giving room for a report to be interfered with.
Nambuku - Namboto Ward MCA, Vincent Obisa was shown the door by the Speaker of the day, Stephen Ekapolon, over his allegations that the delay to debate on Mulwanda Cotton ginnery report implementation, was a plot to give room for corruption.
Drama unfolded when Obisa accused the Speaker of giving room for the report to be tampered with by allegedly allocating more time before the report was debated.
"Virtually everyone in Busia County is waiting to hear the outcome of this very urgent issue. They should not be left in suspense for long," Obisa stated.
He added, "Giving a lot of time to this report will give room for corruption to interfere with it."
In addition, Obisa urged members to debate on the report objectively for the sake of development in Busia County.
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The Speaker forced the member to withdraw his statement that some of the members may have been compromised to shoot down the report and appealed to them not to take sides since they were all elected to serve Busia County as a whole.
Attempts by Godfrey Odongo (Nambale Town Ward) to move a substantive motion for the report to be debated Wednesday afternoon was also dismissed by the speaker.
The report if adopted by the assembly may see the County Executive Committee member for Co-operative, Hillary Makhulu and Chief Officer Greg Akide suspended to pave way for investigations into the disappearance of KES 43 million meant for revival of Mulwanda Cotton Ginnery.
The assembly will debate the implementation committee report on Wednesday next week.
The committee has recommended that the two should step aside to pave way for investigations on what it termed as misappropriation of public funds.
The report further states that ministry of works officer who sanctioned payments on incomplete works must be investigated
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