To achieve the Big Four Agenda of Enhancing Manufacturing, Food Security and Nutrition, Universal Health Care and Affordable housing by the National Government might be a tall order, Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has said.
Addressing the press after attending a mass at St Stephen’s Lwanya Catholic Church, the Governor said President Uhuru Kenyatta will succeed if he picks one of the Four Agendas.
“I suggest the President should take Manufacturing as the only agenda so as to create jobs for millions of unemployed youths in the country,” he said.
Ojaamong added that President Uhuru gave health a priority in the current financial year and also focused on stalled projects.
The Governor said meeting 100 per cent food security is difficult with poverty taking its tall across the country.
He said manufacturing has realized no road map while achieving affordable health care is still a pipe dream.
Ojaamong said while Governors are not opposed to the introduction of e-procurement, the system has brought many bottlenecks with over 200 projects for the Financial Year 2018/2019 in Busia County not taking off as scheduled less than two months to the close of the financial year.
“ Any slight error in this IFMIS controlled system will return you to square one; About 70 projects are virtually complete and will take off soon while the remaining ones are being worked on,” he said.
He said free primary and secondary education has remained on paper with parents still meeting certain costs; the same applies to counties where residents are sometimes forced to meet some costs due to insufficient funding.