Lugari residents have asked Kakamega county Governor Wycliffe Oparanya to move and serve them from the Governor’s residence and satellite offices constructed at Panpaper in the sub county.
Led by Simon Wanyonyi and Francis Juma the residents said it is regrettable that the multi-million residence has been lying idle since its construction about two years ago.
They said while laying the foundation stone for the construction in 2015, Governor Oparanya promised to serve Likuyani and Lugari residents from the Panpaper satellite office but it is disappointing his term is coming to an end without fulfilling the promise.
“Lkuyani and Lugari residents are still facing a big challenge to travel to Kakamega to seek services and yet the Governor said the purpose of building regional headquarters at Panpaper was to help them cut the travelling cost where they would be able to meet him at the regional headquarters,” said Wanyonyi.
The residents who have termed the project a white elephant now want the building to be converted into a training center to help the local youths.
“We have an excellent building but it is not helping us in anyway. This huge investment by the government cannot be allowed to waste away and if the Governor is not willing to move in, it is prudent to ensure the building is operational by converting it into a training center to help our youths gain useful skills through training programmes,” they said.