Lugari MP Ayub Savula has called upon the residents to take up the responsibility of supervising road maintenance works and demand quality work from the contractors awarded the jobs as one way of ensuring there is value for money spent.
Speaking in Mautuma ward in his constituency, Savula regretted the shoddy work being done by some of the contractors awarded tenders to rehabilitate roads in the area.
He said that such work was unacceptable warning contractors against using shortcuts to obtain money.
“We want value for our money we cannot allow contractors to come here do shoddy work be paid and walk away, we should demand for quality work,” said Savula.
He, however, took a swipe at the Kakamega County Governor Wycliffe Oparanya for skewed County resource allocation where Lugari, Likuyani, Malava, and Navakholo constituencies have been left out in roads development agenda despite the County receiving agricultural produce monies from sugar millers.
He said the left out constituencies despite being cane producers to the sugar millers within the County, have no cash ploughed back for roads maintenance, a case in point being recent payout of Kshs 200 million by West Kenya Sugar Mills and Kshs 150 Million by Butali sugar Mills, monies that have not trickled down to the affected constituencies despite their poor state of roads.