FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
COUNTY ASSEMBLY OF EMBU
PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE 30TH JUNE 2020
EMBU MCAs PLEDGE TO FUND FLAGSHIP PROJECTS TO SECURE WAMBORA LEGACY
Embu Ward Representatives have pledged to allocate enough funds for Governor Martin Wambora’s pet projects to guarantee he leaves a legacy after his 10-year tenure in office.
Deputy Speaker Steve Simba revealed that the Governor will have access to more than Ksh 1.5 Billion to finance his flagship projects, out of a total Ksh 1.95 Billion et aside for development projects in the 2020/2021 Financial Year. Simba however called for sparing of the Ksh 400 Million Ward Equalisation Projects kitty.
The Runyenjes Central MCA opined that with an allocation of Ksh 1.5 Billion, there was no need to develop an appetite for the Ksh 400 Million appropriated for Ward Projects, which were priorities raised by the people at the grassroot level. Simba was optimistic that the County Administration would be considerate enough to allow for implementation of the Ward Projects.
The MCAs stated that they had unanimously resolved to financially Empower Governor Wambora to accomplish projects that would in future ensure that he is remembered for his development record, considering that he too is a politician and his term at the helm of the Gubernatorial seat was soon coming to an end in 2022.
However, Mavuria MCA Ngari Mbaka was quick to call for inclusion of the Mbeere Region in the list of flagship projects for equity to be felt across the entire county. He lamented that it was unfortunate that some wards had in the past been deliberately side-lined in allocation of development projects while other regions prosper.
The MCA revealed that Mbeere South Sub-County alone was responsible for revenue collection to the tune of over Ksh 300,000 and therefore deserved a considerable chunk of county funds for development. He further stated that the Governor belonged to every citizen in Embu County and that all were deserving of development.
Similar sentiments were voiced by Deputy Minority Leader Newton Kariuki who revealed that Mbeere people faced acute deficiencies of water, good roads, hospitals and all other social amenities. The Muminji MCA said for the Governor to leave a proper legacy, he must be seen to be working even for the people of Mbeere.
The leaders spoke at the County Assembly Chambers while endorsing the proposed fiscal allocations as contained in the County Fiscal Strategy Paper which will inform the County Budget for the 2020/2021 Financial Year.