House minority leader faults government over relief food

Written by on 20 December 2022

National Assembly minority leader Opiyo Wandayi has called on the national government to partner with counties to revive agriculture instead of giving out relief food.

Wandayi, who is also the Ugunja MP, said that giving relief food has never been the best solution to food deficiency. He added that there is a need for the government to ensure that Kenyans are supported to produce their own food.

Speaking at St Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Ugunja town, Wandayi said that several parts of the country were endowed with good soil and climate and all that was needed was the empowerment of the locals.

 “We do not need handouts in the name of relief food in this region”, he said, adding that the government should offer subsidised fertiliser and seeds to the residents.

He at the same time dismissed calls for Nyanza residents to join the Kenya Kwanza government so as to realize more development, saying that since independence, the region has always been represented in the Cabinet of successive governments.

“We have never lacked people who sit in the government as ministers,” he said, adding that the region and the country at large have been transformed not by the number of ministers but by changes brought about by both devolution and the Constituency Development Fund.

Wandayi said all that was needed was for the national government to ensure that all parts of the country get their rightful share of the national cake within the established structures.

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