State punishes Cord zones, says Oparanya
‘A Sh200m, Belgium-funded project for Kakamega has been moved to Bungoma’
Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has accused the national government of diverting a project meant for his county to Bungoma because its governor is Jubilee-friendly.
He said the Sh200 million project funded by the Belgium government was meant for Kakamega to convert medical waste into energy.
“When I was Planning minister, we negotiated a Sh5 billion programme to establish incineration plants in all provincial hospitals,” Oparanya said.
He said the hospitals would use the plants to produce electricity for their own consumption, while disposing of their waste in an environmentally friendly way.
“In Western, the plant was to be established at the Kakamega County General Hospital, but it has now been changed to Bungoma,” Oparanya said.
Oparanya addressed a public rally on Friday in Ebushitinji Grounds af- ter inspecting projects in Butere. He said the government has reneged on a pledge of Sh2 billion to build Kakamega County Teaching and Referral Hospital.
“I asked the President and he accepted. He asked me to officially make a request, which I did. However, Health CS Cleopa Mailu recently told me he would be willing to assist, but politics is a bad thing,” he said.