Delayed disbursement of funds by the exchequer has put Governors in a catch-22 situation with electorates, Busia Governor HE Sospeter Ojaamong has revealed.
Addressing mourners during the burial of Mary Nasiponi Sulumeti, 75, mother to Catholic Priest John Sulumeti at Kotur village in Teso South Sub County, the Governor said counties are facing difficulty times with some of them failing to receive equitable share for the last five months.
“When people who seek services in public hospitals miss drugs and other consumables, the blame is pinned on Governors less oblivious that the problem is not of their own making but due tov delayed remittance of funds,” he said.
He noted that their meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi on Thursday resolved that the from now henceforth, the funds should be disbursed in time to enable Governors discharge their duties efficiently without stress.
The County chief also blamed slow procurement process that has led to low absorption of development funds, calling for a change in the paradigm shift.
On prospects of Teso region getting a third constituency, the Governor said Teso South MP Geoffrey Omuse and Busia Woman Representative, Florence Mutua have pledged to initiate the process on the floor of the House.
He asked Kimilili MP Didimus Barasa who had accompanied the Bungoma Governor at the burial to help in having the county get a third constituency.