HITS OUT AT CRITICS

We've set aside Sh4bn for development, says Busia's Ojaamong

Governor says ongoing projects will be completed in two to three months time

In Summary

'Some people are always in the forefront in criticsing my administration for doing nothing, yet they are not aware that many projects are on-going while others have been completed'

Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong at St Stephen’s ACK in Busia town on Sunday, November 3, 2019
FUNDRAISER: Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong at St Stephen’s ACK in Busia town on Sunday, November 3, 2019
Image: JANE CHEROTICH

 

Busia has set aside Sh4 billion for completion of ongoing projects, Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has said.

Ojaamong on Sunday said his government had set aside the funds to ensure all pending projects being undertaken by the county are completed within two to three months.

He spoke during a fundraiser at St Stephen’s Anglican Church in Busia town. The governor was the chief guest at the harambee where Sh2 million was raised.

He said his government has remained steadfast in development and hit out at critics.

“Some people are always in the forefront in criticsing my administration for doing nothing, yet they are not aware that many projects are on-going while others have been completed,” Ojaamong said.

He cited the completion of World Bank-funded projects, including those implemented by the Kenya Urban Support Programme like the installation of mast floodlights within Busia municipality. He said the lights will encourage a 24-hour economy and boost security.

"I have a stable and well-structured government, including the deputy governor, executive, chief officers, directors and administrators from subcounties to villages who are readily available to address any issues from residents.

“Many people think it’s only the governor who should answer to all queries but that false notion should not stand. Instead of yapping all the time, the doubting Thomases should leave my officers to discharge their duties diligently.” 

The governor praised churches for their role in socio-economic development, saying they were behind some of the best schools and hospitals in the country.

 

Archdeacon Stephen Manya said they want to build a four-storey complex at a cost of Sh56 million. The complex will be constructed in phases and will have a 500-capacity hall. He said the complex will also house a trading block, four houses for priests and a guest wing with 50 rooms for accommodation.

 

edited by peter obuya