From: LEO ODERA
The Migori County governor Zachary Okoth Obado has come unde scathing criticism for his recent claims that the Nyatike multi-billion shilling irrigation scheme project has been abandoned alleging that the money meant for the project has been embezzled.
These remarks which were made over the weekend in Nyatike has provoked angry reaction from the area MP Edick Omondi Anyanga who dismissed the governor’s utterances as having come out of the tots ignorancy.
He explained that the project is being undertaken by the Central government and is not the project of the Migori County government project, therefore governor governor Obado has no business visiting there.
Anyanga explained that the project in lower Kuja river is estimated to cost about KSHS 4.5 billion and is to be implemented in three phases. The phase one of the project which has cost The government KSHS 700 million and has already been implemented and the contractors have already keft th site.
Anyanga has confirm that he has invited the CS to visit the project the coming Sunday and invite all the stakeholders to be there and see for themselves the amount of work already put on the ground.
A cross section of interviewed Nyatike residents felt that Obado reckless utterances about this multi-billion shillings project amounted to gross interference..He should stop poking his nose to this project, which has nothing to do with he County government in MIgoriI. The Migori County government has squandered millions of tax-payer’s money on some not very viable projects, but the governor has never initiated not even one viable economic project in Nyatike constituency and as suh he should keep off.,said one resident enard ocholla.