Nyamira Senator OK Okong’o Omogeni has said wrangles between the Assembly and Executive in Nyamira should be addressed for the county to develop.
The senator said he has tried to bring the leaders together for the sake of the residents who need services but are not getting them due to the differences among leaders.
He spoke on Monday during a live interview at a vernacular radio station and called upon the leaders in the county to put the interests of the residents first.
“I have tried my best to talk to all the leaders in the county on the importance of unity of purpose. I have always considered our residents because they are our bosses,” Omogeni said.
Omogeni said for the county to develop, the discord between the county assembly and the executive must be addressed.
“I have had talks with the governor and I have his memorandum to the assembly on what he feels should be done to the people of Nyamira,” he noted.
The senator further said It is quite embarrassing that instead of leaders sitting and planning on development, they are instead engaging in unnecessary wrangles which have halted development in the county.
The issue of the deputy governor that has been a problem also came up and Omogeni called upon leaders at the County Assembly to support Nyaribo by giving him the deputy governor of his choice.
“Instead of our leaders differing on the issue of the deputy governor, it is better they give Gesami a chance to work as the deputy governor while they mark for the duo in 2022 on matters development,” he said.
“By the fact that Gesami was rejected by the County Assembly, does not mean he cannot work at other capacities. That is why Nyaribo had to get Gesami to the office of the advisor in a different way than being a deputy governor,” he said.
The senator also said the allocation of money for the official residence for the speaker, additional money for the County Assembly and deduction of money from the department of health should be reconsidered before they are undertaken.
“The speaker’s official residence and the assembly block should not be a priority now, we have other issues such as health facilities upgrade, markets upgrade which should be considered instead of making allocations to projects that do not directly benefit our residents,” he added.
He expressed his worry on the recent allocation of Shs 50 million in the budget saying any allocation to the county assembly block that recently collapsed should stop until investigations into the collapsed building is complete.
By Darlington Mose