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Oparanya and Munya accuse govt of delayed funds

30 August 2012, 13:26 Tony Karomo

Two cabinet Ministers have accused the central government of sabotaging development in the country by delaying the release of funds and equipment.

Speaking at Muthara Market in Tigania East District yesterday planning and National Development Minster, Wycliffe Oparanya and East Africa Community Assistant minister, Peter Munya claimed that some top government officers block the release of development funds for their own corrupt deals interest.

“Those officers who block or sabotage any release of government funds set aside for community developments need to investigated and prosecuted in a court of law,” said Oparanya.

Opening the Muthara air market yesterday the Butere MP, urged the president Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga to investigate the related ministries adding some regions suffer due to lack of facilities especially in the health sector.

“I order the release of two ambulances aimed at helping health sector in Tigania East, they were supposed to be released long time ago we don’t know  why the delay, those officers  in Nairobi don’t know the problem people are getting on the ground,” said Oparanya.

Addressing the gathering the Minister also urged the Central government through the president to urgently start putting up offices in all the Counties to enable leaders who will be elected to take office immediately after the general elections.

“We are talking of County government but we are not focusing on where the Senator, Governor and County representatives will perform duties from. And what we want is immediately after the general elections the county government to take effect the following month,” noted the Butere MP.

The two argued that County development will be delayed if the governments fail to put up structures for the offices where the leaders will work from.

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