Bungoma County government has been asked to expedite its development projects that will create jobs to area residents.
Bungoma liberation patron Zachariah Barasa has faulted the county government for its slowness in implementing pledged development.
Speaking during a fund raiser at International Growth Centre Church Bungoma on October 13, Barasa pointed out that the county government is setting up wrong projects that are not beneficial to residents.
“While we need to see value in the tax payers money, the county government is busy setting up wrong projects, we need serious projects that will help our people,” he said.
Barasa said that setting aside Sh1.4 billion carriageway from Musikoma-Kanduyi is a wrong priority.
“Why should a county government use the tax payers money on a national project? The road should be constructed by Kenya National Highway Authority not the county,” he said.
He called on governor Wycliffe Wangamati to use the funds in equipping hospitals with enough drugs, set up water projects and open up impassable roads.
He asked the county government to revive collapsed industries like Kitinda dairy, Malakisi ginnery, and Nzoia sugar company which is in the verge of collapsing.
He also took issue with national leaders for launching small projects.
He faulted the deputy president William Ruto for his tour where he launched CDF projects in Kimilili constituency while devolution CS launched toilets at Chwele market.
“We need serious projects to be launched that will affect the common mwananchi, while the national government is launching multi billion projects in other regions, it has neglected Bungoma County,” he said.
He called on leaders to launch projects that will be remembered for long.