On, September 12th, 2020 – Kitui County workers Union Chairman Mr Stephen Kitheka Kwanda called for County MCAs to Adopt the Governor’s Budget Memorandum by next week to pave way for Government Workers to be paid.
The County Government Staffs have gone in for three Month without salaries, he also called for contractors to use Raw Materials for constructions like ballast, sand, water locally.
The Contractor has been urged to subcontract the work and give Local Wamama an opportunity to supply water and sand so that the money can circulate locally in line with the Governor’s clarion call, Buy Kitui – Build kitui.
Some of the contractors from kitui has been importing Roads construction materials outside kitui despite Kitui stone crasher producing a lot of raw material for constructions, Kwanda added.
The chairman was speaking during the launch of kitui – Kalundu road with was officiated by kitui Governor Ngilu.
Residents of Kalundu Market Caused a pandemonium after it Emerged that the MC who was Emceeing the function of Governor Ngilu tried to Overlook Mr Kwanda who has a strong bond with locals, the aborigine chanted, Kwanda Must address us, he understands Our Problems more.
Mr Kwanda who doubles as Kitui workers chairman called for the contractor who has won the tender to tarmac Kalundu road to make sure they use locally available materials for construction, the sentiment which was echoed by the Governor Ngilu.
“The road launched will improve the socio-economy status of the adjacent neighbourhood, open development in the area, provide links to B7 road hence reduce traffic congestion at the main entry point to the town, reduce travel time and vehicle maintenance & operation costs”.
The road will also promote movements between the Town and Kalundu market, Ngilu added.
The project also intends to create employment for all, aiming to bridge the gap of unemployment throughout the contract period moreover, open up more business opportunities by improving ease of goods and human mobility.