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Photo: Busia Women representatives Florence offers her donation to Apegei Special School Head teacher Margaret Omiari at the school on Sunday.

Tighten your oversight roles, Busia Women rep tells MCAs

Busia Women representative Florence with children of Apegei Special School on Sunday.

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.

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