Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula and ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi have called for a lasting solution to Kenya’s burgeoning public debt. Speaking during the Labour Day celebrations, Senator Wetangula said the country must unite to discuss issues affecting our economy including the issue of debt. “We should unite to discuss how to reduce the debt troubling our nation. If we continue accumulating the debt then our economy won’t grow.,” said Wetangula.
ANC party leader Mudavadi urged workers, trade unions and MPs to set their focus on dealing with the issue of public debt because the debt amount is too big. “That’s why taxes are being added daily,” he said, “Workers are shouldering too much through taxation and it’s because the government must service the enormous public debt.” He said the message must go further so that the state can curtail its appetite for increasing public debt. Mudavadi added that the handshake discussions should now shift to tough dealing with graft, “We have talked enough about the handshake, let’ see handcuffs now…if we are talking about handshake, handshake, and thieves are still free then we are misleading Kenyans.”
Furthermore, Wetangula urged COTU boss Francis Atwoli to develop good relations with MPs to ensure laws that oppress workers aren’t endorsed. On the Housing Levy, he said the official documentation on the Levy must be presented before parliament so that leaders can review it better and know how to deal with it.