Ndhiwa Constituency legislator Martin Owino has challenged Homa Bay County government to undertake development projects in the area to justify the taxes collected.
Owino said he would petition the County Assembly to compel the county executives to undertake development projects which were commensurate to taxes collected from the constituency.
Speaking in Ndhiwa town Tuesday during a constituency development planning forum, Owino said he had received numerous complaints from the locals that many devolved functions were not being undertaken effectively in the area.
Owino’s reaction came after the Ndhiwa based Sukari Industries Civil Engineer Gideon Galiavo revealed that the sugar miller remits to the government Sh2million in form of taxes on quarterly basis.
The MP said he would spearhead the quest by area residents to push the County Assembly to step up service delivery.
“There is a serious concern in implementation of development projects in this constituency. I am joining my constituents in piling pressure on the county executive to implement development projects in this area,” said Owino.
“We are not demanding favours from the county government but what we need are services as a right,” said Denish Omuga, resident.
The residents said Ndhiwa was suffering from poor roads network which ought to be urgently addressed.
They also cited water shortage as a serious concern which the county government should look into.
Owino called on the area leaders to work together in implementing development projects in the constituency.
“My main concern is collaboration among all stakeholders in implementation of development projects in this constituency,” said the legislator.
By Davis Langat