MP urges governors to respect law
10 January 2014, 16:25
Nyeri - Kieni MP, James Mathenge (Kanini Kega), has urged governors to follow law and respect orders issued by the Transition Authority (TA).
Mathenge said governors have portrayed themselves as the most powerful in the country but should realize TA is mandated to ensure devolution follows the right path.
In reference to the recent order from the Authority directing County governments to cease from hiring more staff, Mathenge urged the County bosses to obey the directive whatsoever.
He said that the County governments should first absorb the civil servants who are under the devolved ministries before employing new workers.
He further criticized the County governments for utilizing more funds in the recurrent expenditure rather that investing in development projects.
Mathenge however faulted the national controller of budgets for approving the County financial plans which were not in line with the constitutional provisions.
Speaking at his constituency after commissioning some development projects, Mathenge hit out at the County bosses saying they mostly concentrate and spend hugely on foreign trips and hiring of staff.
“They are just making foreign trips and creating jobs for their friends. No development is taking place,” the MP said, citing Nyeri County where roads are in deplorable condition especially in Kieni constituency.
Mathenge said a number of contractors are feeling frustrated as some have left working sites after the County government failed to fund the national government’s projects.
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