Pressure mounting on Jubilee govt to revive Pan Paper
17 December 2014, 16:01
Bungoma - Bungoma MCAs are mounting pressure on Jubilee government to revive the collapsed Webuye Pan Paper factory.
The legislators led by the Maraka MCA, Ali Balala said the revival of the factory will lead to recovery of lost jobs, growth of the County's economy and overcome witnessed cases of crime due to unemployment.
"If there is anything President Uhuru and Ruto's government can do to people of Bungoma and come in 2017 to convince us for votes is to revive this factory," said Balala.
Balala, who was elected under the Amani coalition that signed a post-election agreement with Jubilee, denounced its support for CORD saying the government has sidelined the County's collapsed and struggling factories.
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"I have no business to be in Jubilee's Amani; I will only be lying and I don't like to lie. I am in CORD and I like our government. What the President can do for us is to revive this factory to reduce poverty and insecurity," said Balala.
However, the Maraka MCA called on Governor Kenneth Lusaka's new County executives to assume their positions with diligence to hasten the realisation of approved ward development projects.
Lusaka recently reshuffled his Executive "to ensure that service delivery is optimized in all ways."
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