Bungoma Contractors reject their leadership over transparency
Thursday March 16, 2023,
By Rebecca Muchai
A section of contractors in Bungoma County, who are members of Bungoma Contractors Association, want the current chairman Gabriel Wamalwa to step down on grounds that there is no accountability, transparency and poor communication to members in his leadership.
Speaking to the press in Bungoma town, led by Mike Kaburu, the contractors accused the chair of corruption during the awarding of tenders.
“As members of the Bungoma County Contractors Association, we don’t want any transaction from the chair, we are going to forge ahead with our activities to ensure there is transparency and accountability so that all members benefit and not just one individual”. said Famba Kelvin, head of youth department.
The members also said that the chairman did not recognize the members and even had to go through brokers to engage the Governor on matters concerning contractors.
They emphasised on the need for a chairman who is ready to work with contractors.
“Among the issues of concern include fake certificates acquired for the official registration of the association and members not allowed to see them”, said Leakey Wafula, a member of the association.
However the embattled Gabriel Wamalwa, says they received the certificate of registration recently on March 10 ,2023, further indicating that members were impatient since the process takes time.
“The current leadership is here to stay and I can confirm that we are now officially registered, otherwise we were working on documents that were not registered. Now we have the certificates” Stated Wamalwa
Wamalwa has agreed to address the grievances in the association adding that elections will be held within 90 days in accordance with the constitution.
Ends / Roseland Lumwamu