Maendeleo Chap Chap Party leader and Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua has announced his party’s official and full backing of the Building Bridges Initiative Report.
Mutua who spoke on Saturday said that the MCC’s National Governing Council had deliberated extensively and agreed to drum up support for BBI.
“We don’t want to start opening BBI for lots of discussions. Otherwise, we will make changes that will never see the light of day. This is a process, let’s accept the document as it is and do the amendments gradually as a continuous process,”he said.
Mutua who has also announced his 2022 presidential bid claimed he supporting the BBI document because it will strengthen devolution but he has issues with some proposals.
“We support BBI and the process as Maendeleo Chap Chap. We support it for many reasons, including that money coming to the counties will be increased to 35 per cent,” he said.
The Machakos county boss spoke after meeting MCC National Governing Council members at his campaign headquarters in Mavoko, Machakos county.
“MCC supports strengthening devolution because it increases county allocations to at least 35%. That means each county will get more than double the current allocation. This will bring development and empower ordinary citizens,” Mutua added.
While backing his party’s position, Muta cited counties as Baringo that were getting Sh4 billion or Sh5 billion will be getting more than double if the document is adopted.
“Machakos was getting Sh8 billion. It will get close to Sh20 billion. Counties will all get more money than before.” Mutua claimed.
The high pitched politician also argued that establishment of the Ward Development Fund will take development down to the grassroot.
“We want it to change our country so it’s no longer a country where millions of people are poor. We want a country of many middle-class people where your dreams can come true.” Mutua added.