The Busia County Chief Officer for Health, Dr. Isaac Omeri has urged contractors to do quality work.
Speaking during the celebrations to mark International Aids Day at Nambale Sub County on Sunday, Omeri noted that a number of contractors carry out shoddy work despite the County government having allocated huge sums of money for projects.
“We want to have a 100% achievement on our projects,” he said, adding that all contractors should do work that we can make the county proud.
He added that the County Executive will now be strict to the project timelines warning that necessary action will be taken against contractors who do not adhere to the timelines in accordance with the law.
The official at the same time appealed to the striking clinical officers to return to work and give room to dialogue.
Dr. Omeri explained that the county government had already kicked off the process of promoting eligible officers appealing to them to be patient.
“I also want to mention here that his excellency the governor had made a passionate appeal and invited the leaders of the clinical officers on a round table where he pleaded with them to return to work,” he said explaining that whatever is passed at the national level will be implemented by the county government.
He further indicated that the governor is still willing to engage with the officers on the return to work formula
“We can discuss these issues over the round table and resolve them without affecting people’s lives,” he said, adding that the economy is not favourable for industrial action at the moment.
The affected clinical officers are demanding for recognition of their Collective Bargaining Agreement by the government, improvement of their scheme of service, payment of interns and promotion of officers.
By Salome Alwanda