Plan by county assembly members in Kwale opposed
30 October 2014, 19:21
Kwale - A resident at Puma ward in Kinango-Kwale have opposed plan by county assembly members to transfer ward administrators to other areas.
The assembly has already passed a motion proposing transfers of ward administrators and sub-county administrators.
But Kijumbe Jawa is opposed to the plan saying it will affect them since new people will take long to understand dynamics of their community.
He said that the assembly should consider rescinding their decision and let the administrators to continue serving locals where they are.
“We are concerned as locals that you are planning to transfer our children recently employed by the county government, our plea to you is that drop that plan and allow our children to serve us because it is through that we will be better served,” said Jawa.
Jawa made the remarks at Vigurungani in Kinango on Monday when the county assembly members toured the area to educate residents on what are their roles.
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“They have just been employed and now you want to transfer them please leave them alone give them time to serve us because newcomers will inconvenience everything,” he noted.
But Ndavaya MCA Juma Masoud dismissed Jawa sentiments saying that they will go on with the plan.
“There is no turning back on the issue since it is for the benefits of locals you locals,” claimed Masoud.
Masoud claimed that if ward administrators are left to work in their home areas they will not deliver as expected.
“We have passed the motion and so there is no going back you will have to accept it,” said Masoud.
However after the motion was passed some months ago there has not been any changes since the executive is the one supposed to implement once the assembly pass such a motion.
It is not clear if the executive is not happy with the assembly decision or not.
The transfer issue was brought to the assembly attention after claims of altering of bursary beneficiary names by ward administrators in the ward level.
County assembly members were angered by the issue and thought it was better to come up with a plan to ensure such issue doesn’t happen in future.
They have gone as far as excluding the administrators from ward bursary committee a move that has been opposed by county governor Salim Mvurya.
Mvurya who refused to ascend to the ward bursary committee bill 2014 has marinated that his officers must be part and parcel of the bursary committee as county government representatives.
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