Monday, 23 December 2013
RAILA URGED CORD GOVERNORS NOT TO DEPEND ON UHURU GOVERNMENT
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has told governors to seek other investors to improve their regions other than depending on meager resources from the National government. “The National government has been working on strategies that aim to kill devolution and this can also be manifested through the resources they send to the counties but for it to succeed, governors must seek investors to boost development in counties,” he said.
Raila, who is also the Coalition of Reforms Democracy (Cord) leader said devolution is key to development since it allows equal resource allocation and also enable governors implement projects chosen by the electorate. “At the end of five years, all county leaders will be assessed on development and not politicking so you need to join hands and strive to achieve the counties economic objectives,” he said.
Raila who was accompanied with Senators James Orengo (Siaya), Otieno Kajwang (Homa Bay), Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga and MPs James Opiyo Wandayi (Ugunja) and Gedion Ochanda (Bondo), said he fought hard for a new Constitution that advocates for the devolution that Kenyans needs to reap its fruits. “I fought hard with others to enable Kenyans enjoy devolution fruits but it will be sad if there is nothing to show after of five years,” he said. -