Unity and high expectations marked the start of the Busia County Assembly Second Session Tuesday after a 10-week recess. Members who were making their contributions to the calendar of events which will run from February to December 2018 called for unity of purpose and work for the electorate to move Busia county to the next level.
Deputy Speaker Lawrence Okaale who chaired the session said Monday’s court ruling that upheld the re-election of Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong was good news to the Assembly in terms of bills emanating from the Executive.
“The sideshows arising from the Governor’s court case had slowed the flow of activities from the Executive. It is now systems go with members ready to fast-track on the bills from the Executive. We are ready to debate and approve the names of the County Executive Committee Members and Chief Officers from the Governor. We are also ready to deliver and nothing short of that,” he said.
A member of the House business committee, Nancy Okademi, said the members are now conversant with everything that should happen in the County Assembly and what should be done including the standing order.
Majority Leader Laban Mukhwana thanked the Governor and his legal team for ensuring that the will of the people of Busia County is upheld. ”We are sure the Governor will fulfil his campaign manifesto so that he leaves a legacy to be emulated by his successors,” he said.