Reverting health to national gov’t a ‘bad dream’ – Munya


Reverting health to national gov't a 'bad dream' - Munya
Meru health workers go on strike after talks with county government on promotions failed on October 5, 2016. PHOTO | MARTIN MWENDWA

Members of Parliament have been told to shelf their ambition of amending the law to return the management of health services to the National Government.

Speaking in Imenti South, Meru Governor, Peter Munya, who is also the Chairman of the Council of Governors, said a motion sponsored Bureti Member of Parliament, Leonard Sang, to revert health services to the national government is an equivalent of a ‘bad dream’.

Munya said the Constitution classifies health as one of the devolved functions and the MPs should concentrate on passing other laws without interfering with devolution.

The Meru County boss said the health sector was under-developed before devolution but since 2013, there have been changes that have made healthcare more accessible and affordable to mwananchi.

He challenged Parliamentarians to dismiss the petition as it aims at returning the health services to a state of ‘poor management’.

Munya challenged residents of Bureti not to re-elect Sang for being opposed to devolution which has helped them.

He added that rural economies are booming due to devolution.

Written by Erick Kombo

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