MACHAKOS, Kenya, Mar 7 – Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has launched an accountability program that will enable the public audit his government’s development projects.
Mutua said the program dubbed Uliza Serikali public accountability campaign will be conducted at the grassroots levels across the county.
“We want to explain to the public what the governor has done and give them an opportunity to validate whether the projects are beneficial, “said Mutua.
He said the approach was aimed at instilling good governance by making the public benefit and have a say on how their taxes are spent.
Mutua said the program will complement financial accounting by auditors to make sure projects funded using taxpayers money are physically present on the ground and do not exist on paper.
Speaking to reporters in Machakos, Mutua said under the new constitutional dispensation, the public has power to transparency, accountability and inclusivity in the initiation of projects.
“I want to continue offering transformative leadership and my focus is to provide development to my people,” said Mutua.
He said that he was committed to improving the lives of the people by promoting food security, access to clean water and better health services among other key issues.
Meanwhile, Mutua who is also the Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader will on Wednesday host over 200 aspirants from Machakos County and who are eyeing the party ticket to vie for various elective posts.
The aspirants have declared interest for MP, MCA, Woman Representative and Senate seats come the August polls.
Mutua assured the aspirants that the nominations will be free and fair.
An aspirant from Kangundo Titus Kaloki urged the electorate to vote for Mutua saying he had offered transformative leadership in the past four years.
“Those hoping to oppose Mutua should brace for a bruising defeat. He has won the hearts of the people through the tangible development projects initiated by his government,” said Kaloki.
He said that the county government has visible projects at the village level.
“Areas that did not have water now enjoy clean piped water due to the boreholes that have been drilled,” said Kaloki.