Busia women representative Florence Mutua has told the Members of the County Assembly to tighten their oversight roles which she said needs to be enhanced and procedurally followed.
Speaking at Apegei Special School on Sunday where she donated 800 pampers, 80 mosquito nets, two bags of rice and a bag of beans and maize and other delicacies Mutua told the MCAs to do their job to perfection.
” The County Executive leadership should not be dragged into issues where contractors have failed in completing their projects and yet MCAs are vested with powerful oversight responsibilities of ensuring that the contractors complete their jobs before the contractors are paid. How are contractors paid for incomplete projects? Who approved those payments? Who is to blame?
Before a project is given a clean bill of health MCAs are supposed to oversight it and ensure the contractor has done it satisfactorily and deserves to be paid,” she said.
We have various committees that have different roles, they should oversight their projects to completion.
Mutua said the Governor does not sit in the tender committees and neither is he an accounting officer. Everybody should do his or her job while those who default to carry their own cross.
People who violate their contractual obligations should not only be paid but legal action should be taken against them. Apportion blame correctly,” she said.
Chakol North MCA Julius Otieng’i , who was accompanied by MCA Immaculate Odhiambo told residents that the delay to start the construction of Apegei dispensary was brought about due to failure by the County Government to secure the title deed for the land.
The amount allocated for the project was struck off the budget three consecutive financial years. ” I have made efforts to have the amount back in the budget. What I want is the title deed to be produced for work to proceed, Otieng’i said.
Mutua warned parents who hide their children born with disabilities that God had a reason for such deliveries.
” It is not a shame to give birth to such children,” embrace them and ensure they are under special care like Apegei where we have very qualified teachers and care takers.
She further requested the parents to be coming to visit their children in the special schools because they also need love as well as supporting them in the schools.
Hon Mutua further promised to follow up on why Apegei Special School never got the National funds this year to complete the project that was started by National Fund for Disabled Kenya and also push their request for more TSC teachers.
Mutua further donated 20 iron sheets to one family that has three disabled and have no house.