Groups storm Migori County Assembly over garbage tender

Groups storm Migori County Assembly over garbage tender

A section of youth, women and people living with disabilities Wednesday afternoon stormed the Migori County Assembly demanding that the assembly reverse the policy that stops the department of environment from giving the garbage collection tender to youths, women and people with disabilities and instead employ permanent casual workers.

The youths, under the group Youth, Women and People living with Disability Development Forum, stormed the assembly accusing the members of having vested interest on the 30 percent tenders that should be given to the youths, women and people living with disability.

Led by their chairman Mr Wishbon Owino, the group said they would paralyse activities at all towns in Migori County incase the county assembly does not reverse the policy.

Addressing the charged crowd, Migori County Assembly Speaker Boaz Okoth said the assembly decided to introduce the policy to get rid of cartels that have been irregularly benefiting from the tenders meant for the vulnerable groups.

Okoth told the group to write a petition to the country assembly outlining their grievances instead of carrying out demonstrations, adding that a policy made by the assembly cannot be reversed with an order from the governor.

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