Alebtong – Local government minister Raphael Magezi has lashed at a constructing company constructing Abua Seed Secondary school in Abia sub-county, Alebtong district over what he called “unsatisfactory work”.
Mr Magezi, known as the “chief architecture” of the controversial presidential age limit amendment act was speaking on Tuesday during a memorial prayer at Abia Massacre site in Alebtong district.
“I’m a little disappointed with the contractor at site for about two or three reasons; you were supposed to buy and use clay bricks but instead you are using soil bricks,” Mr Magezi roared and went ahead to accuse the contractor of denying employment opportunities to the locals of Abia.
Minister Magezi noted that it was sad that the contractor instead of employing the locals of Abia at the construction site, went ahead to “ferry workers from other parts of the country”.
The minister who also showed dissatisfaction with the quality of works at the ongoing constructions, further expressed concern that work was going at a very slow pace yet construction works are supposed to be complete by May or June this year.
He was however happy with the availability of funds for the construction work. “I have talked to the CAO and I asked him if the money is available and he has assured me that there is shillings 1.9b.”
TND News has since established that the contractor at Abia Seed Secondary school, Wangi General Enterprises Limited is owned by a one George Wangira.
Meanwhile, Magezi told the locals in Abia not to be deceived that government was not doing enough, and cited another shillings 500m earmarked by government to construct Abia Health Center III
He challenged the people of Abia and Alebtong to now focus on fighting household poverty and asked the area MP, Samuel Okwir Odwee who translated his speech to continue pushing for the development of his people because he [Mr Magezi] is ready to back it in Parliament.