Governor George Natembeya has asked his critics to stop threatening him about 2027 politics and instead let him carry out his responsibilities.
On Thursday, the county boss said his administration’s bid to demolish structures erected on public land would continue.
“If you know you have constructed buildings on a school, road, hospital or stadium site, you need to prepare to leave. You need to stop threatening me about 2027 politics. Those saying I will be a one term governor, just because of doing justice for the People of Trans Nzoia, have they tried even to become governor for one month?posed Natembeya.
“Being elected a governor is very difficult and my critics should know that. I have no reverse gear for those who have stolen public land”.
The governor spoke during the official groundbreaking ceremony for the upgraded modern Tom Mboya dispensary in Tuwan ward. The dispensary will be named “Tom Mboya Mother and Baby Hospital” once it is completed.
The project is sponsored by the World Bank and the County government of Trans Nzoia at a cost of sh.200 million. Natembeya said the World Bank has invested sh.105 million for the project, while his government has spent sh.95 million.
He said the redesigned structure that will give the hospital a new face will be completed in nine months.
When the construction works begin, he asked Session Blue contractors, which won the tender, to consider hiring locals for menial jobs.
“I would like to tell the contractor that all non-skilled work should be done by locals. The money is already available, so you should work quickly to have the newly constructed building opened in January,” he advised.
The governor said his administration has ordered a sh.22 Million drug consignment that will be delivered to all hospitals by Tuesday next week.
According to Natembeya, his government will cooperate with the national government to pay Community Health Volunteers (CHVs), whose names will be changed to “Community Health Promoters”.
To train and give capital to dropout girls, Natembeya directed Health CEC Pepela Wanjala and his Chief Officer Emmanuel Wanjala to collect data on them.
In attendance were Deputy Governor Philomena Kapkory,area MCA Francis Were,County secretary Truphosa Awuor,CECs Sam Ojwang from Public service management, Pepela Wanjala from health, Jackson Amboka from public works, Phanice Khatundi from agriculture.
Others were Chief officers Emmanuel Wanjala(Health), Kennedy Etiang(Public service) and Sammy Sichangi(Governance) and area Sub county administrator Enock Nyaro among others.
The Deputy Governor said early pregnancies, gender-based violence and poor maternal health are some of the challenges facing women in the area. She is optimistic that the newly upgraded health facility will help address some of the hurdles.