By Samson Kitavi/Grace Maina
A petition seeking to revert the health sector to the national government is eliciting sharp reaction among stakeholders.
Council of governors’ (COG) Chairman Peter Munya says the move by Bureti Member of Parliament Leonard Sang to Counties stripped of the function, was in bad Faith and an attempt to scuttle gains realized by the county governments in improving access to health care services.
Munya asked the national assembly to dismiss the petition saying the council of governors was keen on ensuring it addresses the challenges and the health function remains at the county level.
The COG Chairman said that for years the health sector has been in crisis when it was in the national government and now with it being under the county government the sector has highly improved and that public has now been able to access health services which they could not access there before.
Munya said as COG they will not let the health sector be taken back to national government as it has been well managed under the counties adding that people are really appreciating the good services being offered to them.
He said the Mp for Bureti who presented the petition has no good will for common person adding that the said Mp is day dreaming by petitioning the nation assembly.
COG Chairman urged the parliament not to waste its time discussing the petition as the move to revert the sector will not work.
The Meru county government has bought various seedlings from; Mangoes, avocados, makandamia, sorghum, green grams, beans and maize seed for its farmers to plant during this rainy season as a way of ensuring that the county is food secure by ensuring that the farmers plants certified seedlings and seeds.