Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago on Monday evening, at the Governor’s chamber , met Members of the County Assembly in a new bid to end the ongoing tussle between the County Assembly and the Executive.
During the meeting, Governor Mandago called for a truce emphasizing the need for the Members of County Assembly and the Executive to work together in delivering the County Government’s pledges to the County residents.
The MCAs had accused the Governor of being arrogant and belittling the Members of the
County Assembly. They said the governor had chosen to by-pass them and instead work with Sub-Couny and Ward administrators and had continued to ignore their development inputs.They further claimed Mandago has made himself unavailable,unreachable and inaccessible.
MCAs also raised issue with the governor for neglecting some parts of the county in terms of development and County appointments.
Speaking during the meeting with MCAs the Governor however called for a ceasefire pointing out that County residents have high expectations on them as they are responsible for overseeing and providing leadership to the implementation of devolution.
Mandago urged the MCAs to work together and support each other in passing Bills that will enable the County Government deliver on its pledges in the shortest time possible.
Mandago reaffirmed his commitment to an open-door approach in the running of County affairs,saying he was ready to consult with Members of the County Assembly on a regular basis to iron out any arising issues.
He further underscored the need for the Members of County Assembly to form a seamless focused team with the Executive that will work together to steer the County development agenda.
Mandago reassured the Members of County Assembly that he will support them in implementing development projects in their wards, saying their success will translate to good services to County residents.
Another meeting to further iron out the differences between the Assembly and the Executive has been set to take place immediately after the Easter Holiday.