The Kwale Governor, Salim Mvurya on Wednesday called on Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) to work closely with his administration for devolution to work.
Mvurya asked elected leaders to put their personal and political differences aside for the sake of development in the region.
He stressed on the need for leaders to close ranks and work together in unity for the progress of the county and the future of its people.
The county boss urged the MCAs to work closely with his administration for the benefit of the people.
“The county cannot achieve meaningful socio-economic development without elected leaders working together,” he said adding that leaders should work together for the common good of the county and the people they represent.
His sentiments come in the backdrop of a push by some ODM party MCAs under the banner of ‘G7’ to have the Jubilee governor impeached.
The group of the seven MCAs often accuse Mvurya of embezzlement, undermining the powers of the regional assembly, misusing his office and failure to deliver on campaign promises.
The two-term governor who was addressing residents of Pongwe ward said he is determined to leave a legacy of a developed and peaceful Kwale.
The governor who was accompanied by his Deputy, Fatuma Achani and a host of county executive committee members also presided over the issuance of Sh.3.8 million bursary cheques to needy secondary students and distributed fishing equipment to fisher folks.
Mvurya outlined his achievements since 2013 when he became the pioneer governor in various sectors such as education, water, health, agriculture and tourism.
“We were all elected to serve the people in different capacities so let us not allow our differences to interfere with development matters,” he said stressing on the need to promote the unity of purpose.
He pointed out that together with his deputy they are ready to work with all elected leaders in the interest of the people and asked other leaders to respect his office.
On her side, the deputy governor urged the residents to take part in public participation meetings where community development projects are proposed.
Achani assured that the county government will continue investing in key development projects that intended to raise the living standards of the people.
She said it was wrong for political leaders to trade accusations in public at the expense of development and service delivery in the people.
By Hussein Abdullahi