County Residents Blame MCAs For Delayed Development Projects

Kitui County residents have blamed MCAs for delays in implementing development projects in the wards.

Speaking at the ADC Hall during this year’s public participation in the 2020-2021 county budget making, they claimed that even after they make proposals, the MCAs do not approve them.

Five residents, representing each sub-county, proposed a minimum of six projects they would like prioritised once the development allocation for the 2020-2021 budget is received from the National Treasury.

“We have realised that the governor has no problem, but the frequent fights with the MCAs have denied us development,” said Monicah Kavutha, local resident.

The Kitui value addition specialist, Dr Temi Mutia, assured the residents that by April, they would receive feedback on what can be implemented.

During the last financial year, he recalled, disagreements between the Executive and the county assembly had hampered progress.

Governor Charity Ngilu has been at loggerheads with the MCAs, with some officials having been targeted by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and facing for graft cases.

Last month, Senator Enock Wambua urged the EACC to intensify investigations into fraudulent tenders by some county government staff.

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