Trouble is brewing between contractors and Governor Moses Akaranga over debts owed by his County government over the last three years.
The county is said to owe contractors over 800 million in debts, amount alleged to be running from the year 2013 until this financial year and those owed have threatened to sue the County Government.
Sources within the Contractors frustrated camp have said they are tired of promises that have never been fulfilled despite them being indebted.
Governor Akaranga has held over ten meetings with the contractors regarding these issues but the debts have never been settled.
They have alleged that they are facing financial constraints due to the delays made by the County Government.
Interestingly the contractors had on previous week sought for a last resolution meeting with the governor only to be left wondering in the County’s Boardroom while the Governor is alleged to have sneaked out of the County Government Premises.
They camped there for several hours only to be addressed by the CECM for Public Service and Administration Halima Abdi, a move they termed as a joke.
On subsequent meetings the governor is said to have promised them their debts would be settled by next month a promise they say it’s another lie as always.
The Governor on several occasioned blamed the delay on IFMIS system, saying the monies dispatched by the National Government had not reflected on the system.
The Contractors are complaining there is irregular flow of files that are processed on bias with the once processed believed to belong to some of the powerful contractors in the County.
“We are tired of the cat and mouse game with the County financial department over our dues, personally I am thinking of using legal redress to get our rights, this County is taking us for a ride.’’ One of the Contractors said.
They said they are going to have a meeting and discuss the way forward over the matter.