Uasin Gishu County Assembly leader of Majority Josephat Lowoi has defended County Equitable Development Bill currently being implemented by various counties saying it will take resources to every corner of the county.
Speaking to the press at the County Assembly premises on Thursday Lowoi said the bill will empower citizens to participate in governance by determining their own priorities.
“The bill will ensure that resources and development will be distributed equitably to all wards and the case of a particular ward being ignored because they did not vote for the governor will be a thing of the past,” said the Karuna Meibeki MCA.
He further said that Members of the County Assembly (MCA) don’t want to execute any project but join the public in the identification of projects to be funded.
“Governors should not be worried since the law retains powers to manage the resources with Executive arm of Government while MCAs oversight as mandated by the constitution," added the National Chair of County Assemblies Leaders of Majority.
This comes after several Governors have vigorously opposed this law which is a replica of Constituency Development Fund being managed by National Government.
The latest being Taita Taveta County where Governor Granton Samboja wants his County Government dissolved by senate due to disagreement with his MCAs over what resources should be allocated towards.