The National Government owes the County Government of Busia Sh4billion being development fund, Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has revealed.
Speaking during the burial of his nephew Collins Ojaamong, 10, at Okilidu in Teso South Sub County on Friday, the Governor said there are many pending projects which needs completion but awaits the release of the funds from the National Treasury.
“We are being blamed from every corner for failing to complete some projects that we started. How do you expect governors to execute their mandates if funds meant for projects are withheld?” he asked.
Governor Ojaamong told county residents to be patient as his government strives to fulfill what is contained in the County Integrated Development Plan 2018-2022, telling them not to listen to propaganda geared towards derailing his plans for the county.
Busia Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi enumerated projects the county government was undertaking in the current financial year saying the next couple of months will realize a transformative county.
“We shall work diligently under the guidance of His Excellency the Governor. The county recruited nurses and doctors recently, also plans to recruit security officers are in the offing,” he said.
The DG said with the experience he has acquired working under Governor Ojaamong, he will be ripe to graduate to position one come 2022, and called for unity among Busians.
Nambale MP John Bunyasi vowed to reject the referendum question if it will reduce what is devolved.
It was double tragedy for the Governor to bury two people in a spate of two days. On Friday Governor Ojaamong buried his niece Elizabeth Owich, the daughter to Alupe Senior Nurse Lucy Ojaamong. On Saturday the Governor buried Master Collins the son to their last born Engineer Kizito Ojaamong.