Teso region needs more from Jubilee Government, says Ojaamong
06 June 2016, 14:09
Busia - Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has told the Jubilee Government to reward Teso region with more goodies for delivering two Members of Parliament than the peanuts it had given.
In the whole of Western Kenyan, it is only Teso region that gave the current government clean two MPs in the National Government who have greatly contributed to the slogan in Kenya "Tyranny of numbers" that Jubilee Government enjoys.
Speaking during the Burial of Mzee Julius Otulia, 95, the father to Deputy President William Ruto's Special Secretary, Patrick Omutia at his Angurai village home on Saturday, Ojaamong told Teso North MP Arthur Odera, his Teso South counterpart Mary Emaase and Special Secretary in the Office of the President, Arthur Osiya not to mislead the community.
"We are happy for the reinstatement of Omutia back to office but we regret that he was demoted to a lower rank. However, Tesos require more from the Jubilee Government like tarmacking of roads, establishment of universities, construction of infrastructure in primary and secondary schools, among others, than the carrot being dangled before the Tesos," he said.
The Governor called for the unity of purpose among the diversity that exists in Kenya and Busia County. He observed that both the National and County governments work for the common interest of the Kenyan citizens.
The County government had its role to play and national government had its obligations to release the funds to facilitate county governments to deliver public service if the citizens have to realize the benefits of devolution.
Unfortunately as I speak, a few days before end of financial year, the national government is still holding on over Sh1billion that is supposed to deliver for my government to pay salaries, contractors and disburse bursary to schools for the benefit of the many unprivileged learners who are orphans and from destitute families.
And this is not only for Busia county but all counties in Kenya, a sign that the national government could not be comfortable with the smooth running of the county governments in Kenya.
Present at the burial included Principal Secretaries Mwanamaka Mabruki (Devolution and Planning ), Jecinta Mukobe , Josephta Mukobe ( Interior and Coordination), NACADA CEO Dr William Okedi, Deputy Speaker Moses Ote, Teso North Sub County Administrator Chrisanthus Okware and Teso North DCC Moses Lilan.
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