Leaders of various Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Trans Nzoia County have asked Members of County Assembly (MCAs) of Trans Nzoia to intervene to help address numerous health gaps and challenges in the county.
The leaders expressed concern over the manner in which the health sector was managed in the county.
They have asked Governor Patrick Khaemba to sack County Executive Committee Member (CEC) in charge of the health docket Christine Tanguli.
Led by their Chairperson, Director of NGO Consulting Mr Kefa Were, the leaders said if there will be no changes in the health sector within the next two weeks, they have issued an ultimatum demanding the sacking of Health CEC.
“I call on MCA’s to intervene on this issues of health, [If the County Government] does not intervene, we will petition the County Assembly to discuss [competency] of Madam Tanguli, her conduct,” said Were.
“We are issuing a two-weeks ultimatum, to ensure adequate drugs in all health facilities, failure to which we will ask Governor Khaemba to sack the Health CEC,” he added.
At the same time, Were faulted county workers in the health sector for being undutiful and for laziness.
“CEC in charge of Health Madam Tanguli exhibits incompetence, sub county health, dispensaries – are opened at 11 am, 12 p.m, you go there – there are no drugs, you are given Panadol, aspirin, – others there is nothing at all,” he said.
The Chairperson of the County Assembly Committee of Health, Daniel Kaburu said if Governor Khaemba does not make changes in the health sector, the County Assembly will intervene.
“If he [Governor Khaemba] does not [make changes] and gives us permission to go ahead to remove them, as the Assembly we are ready to remove them, and we will remove them,” said Kaburu.
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