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Teso region needs more from Jubilee Government, says Ojaamong

06 June 2016, 14:09 Jane Zack

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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