Governor complains of duplication of roles by MPs
23 March 2016, 15:28
Kirinyaga - Kirinyaga Governor, Joseph Ndathi has lamented that MPs are duplicating roles of the County government, thus leading to waste of financial resources.
Ndathi said MPs have invested heavily in dispensaries and Chiefs’ offices without consulting with the County government which has the mandate to fund such projects.
Ndathi wondered why the funds should not be used to construct classrooms and modern toilets which most primary schools need.
“Since health services are a devolved function to the counties while education is not, I do not see why the MPs should embark on the construction of health facilities which we are also doing when some schools do not have toilets,” Ndathi said.
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Speaking when he donated 42 computers to various polytechnics in the County, Ndathi said the trend was a wastage of public resources.
He urged the national government to stop the MPs in order to save the public funds from being misused.
He cited a dispensary built just before the 2013 general elections on a private land at Ngaru village even before the procurement of land was effected and now stands as a white elephant.
“Am told the owner of the said land was duped to believing that he would be compensated for the portion the dispensary stands on but to date the old man is still waiting. The dispensary is also not operational,” he said.
The Governor asked the MPs to concentrate on developing infrastructure for schools since this is where their efforts are required by the parents and not in hospitals which fall under the County government.
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