, MACHAKOS, Kenya, Jan 2 – Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua officially launched the Maendeleo Chap Chap movement Saturday, which he said will offer political and economic transformation in the country.
Mutua who spoke at a rally held at the Machakos Kenyatta Stadium said the movement, which he termed as a third force, will spread its ideology to all corners of the country.
” We will travel to Kisumu , Kitui, Kwale, Lamu, Mandera, Turkana, Kilifi, Turkana, Mombasa, Garissa, Nyeri, Muranga among other areas,” said Mutua.
He said the movement will be committed and faithful to the improvement of our way of life so as to effectively deal with poverty.
He cited South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan as nations that were at par with Kenya but are now powerful economies that even give aid to Kenya.
“This will be a movement that says and shows that it is possible to be like Singapore, to surpass South Korea, to sit as equal economic partners with the Americans, British or Germans. It will show that we are also capable,” said Mutua.
He said it was a social movement embracing all facets of life, with its foundation and clarion call was based on the slogan Inawezekana na Itawezekana. (It is possible and it will be possible).
“Maendeleo Chap Chap is about focused, quality and efficient delivery of services and projects that change the lives of wananchi in a way that can be seen,” said Mutua.
He reiterated that the movement was about equality, championing for the rights and good life of our women and youth as well as giving hope to our fathers and mothers
“That is why today I announce the launch of a movement focused on accelerating the quality of life for all,” said Mutua.
The Machakos Governor said the movement was about the creation of a country where our politics and development are not based on tribes but opportunities for all, especially young people.
“We are introducing a paradigm shift and a new way of doing things because, surely, if what we have was efficient, we would be like the developed countries,” said Mutua.
He said the country was far behind from where it should be because of politics of poverty and weak programs of implementing development.
“I agree we have achieved much but the reality is that as a people we have been let down by poor leadership,” he said.