BY GOVERNOR’S PRESS UNIT
The county assembly of Bungoma kick-started vetting of CECM members (Ministers) with the first person appearing before the house committee was education CEC Mr. David Wanyonyi Mamili who was taken to task by the committee on appointments chaired by the speaker Emmanuel Situma.
All photos by Matthews Kabindio/Chief Communication Officer -Bungoma County
The County Executive Members were nominated by Governor Ken Lusaka to help him in discharging his duties.
The committee asked him to explain how he will deal with the bloated scholarship scheme beneficiaries and how its funding will be carried out.
In his response, Mamili stated that he will seek guidance from key education stakeholders before implementing any project.
Mamili stated that the Bungoma Education empowerment scheme was a noble idea and should be supported to benefit majority bright but needy students.
“Chairman sir, scholarship is one of the ideas many people are dreaming for, we will support it so that it caters for all needy cases, with it we will be able to produce excellent students who would otherwise been left to rot at home,” he said.
When it was turn for Herbert Kibunguchy the CECM nominee for environment, water and natural resources, he told the assembly vetting committee that he is up to the task and ready for work.
Kibunguchy who was the former roads and public works Chief Officer during Governor Ken Lusaka’s first tenure in office, stated that he will handle water issues do well once approved.
“Nzowasco the key water supplier in Bungoma County should first benefit Mt Elgon residents because it is the source, majority of them lack water despite Nzowasco getting water from. The region,” said Kibunguchy
On environment, he noted that he will make sure gabbage collection is up to date and the environment is well maintained to stop the spread of diseases.
Trade nominee Caroline Khalayi Makali stated that she will ensure that all towns and market centres are fitted with flood masts and street lights to encourage a 24 hour economy.
“Flood masts and street lights will reduce insecurity market centres and ensure that business people have enough time to carry on with their businesses,” she said.
Roads CEC nominee Bonaventure Chengek Chemaket explained how he will transform the road network in the county once approved for the same post.
Kabuchai/Chwele MCA Barasa Mukhongo asked about the measures he will put in place to enhance revenue collection, however the nominee stated that he needs the roads status report to analyze and find a solution.
“We will work very closely with the traffic department and other different transport stakeholders and collectively with the national government to solve the impasse,” he said.
He noted that they will work on the mechanisms of working together with the Sacco officials in reaching out to a possible solution.
“I will engage KENHA to ensure we complete the dual carriageway project, this is the project that is very crucial in the expansion and beautification of Bungoma town,” he added.
Chengek noted that they will need to have an inventory of all county roads so that it can help them in prioritize on roads that need quick intervention.
Health docket CEC nominee Dr. Andrew Wekesa pledged to fight cartels in the health ministry who are supplying air and leaving patients at the mercy of God.
“I will also try to fix our health centres through equipping them with medicine and ensure its availability to all patients, those found contravening my orders will face the music,” he said.
The vetting of other four CECM nominees will be vetted on Monday, 7th of November 2022 bringing the total to nine.