Do not misuse essential service privilege, Government officers told

Written By: KNA/Salome Alwanda

Interior Chief Administrative Secretary Hussein Dhadho chairing a meeting at Busia One-Stop-Border Post on Tuesday

Government officers entrusted with the provision of essential services have been warned against misusing the privilege or government resources.

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Speaking during a visit to Busia One-Stop-Border Post on Tuesday, Interior Chief Administrative Secretary Hussein Dhadho noted that a section of officers are  misusing the privilege as well as Government resources even while not on duty.

Dhadho further advised Kenyans to use the curfew and lockdown period to bond with their families adding that some parents have been delegating their responsibilities to the house helps.

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The CAS urged Kenyans to use hand gloves while shopping at the super markets or wash their hands immediately after shopping noting, “With the tendency of people picking items, checking and returning them to the shelves, the virus can spread easily.”

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Transport CAS Chris Obure on the other hand assured Malaba residents that the Ministry will fast track completion of ongoing construction works at the border.

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He said the Ministry will set aside funds for establishing a dual carriage at Busia One Stop Border Post.

On his part, Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman urged County and National Government officers to work as a team with a view to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

He expressed confidence that the Country will provide all the necessary items required in the fight against the pandemic and urged Kenyans to adhere to the Government’s directives on social distancing and washing hands regularly.

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Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong urged the team from the National government to consider the Counties as high risk area saying there should be concerted efforts between the County and National government on how to address the challenge of truck drivers.

His sentiments were echoed by Busia County Commissioner Joseph Kanyiri who said that truck snarl up is a major challenge in the town due to the narrow road to the border.

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