Lamu county government has been warned against attempts of embezzling anti-Covid-19 funds.
Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip said Lamu county government has been sluggishly implementing various development projects and that he will closely monitor the use of the funds.
According to Mr. Loitiptip, there have been reports of embezzlement of funds in the county government and that he is going to closely monitor the execution of all projects related to anti-Covid-19 campaign within the county.
Loitiptip said the county received 90 million shillings from the national government and the county assembly passed a shillings 60 million supplementary budget for interventions during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This time round the 150 million shillings must be accounted for to the last shillings, as the Lamu Senator, I will closely monitor the use,” he said.
The senator said Lamu residents need urgent interventions to protect them from the pandemic.
“Though the county has not registered any Coronavirus case to date, urgent interventions must be put in place among them equipping all public hospitals with modern medical requirements,” noted Mr. Loitiptip.
He urged the county government to work on supplying locals with Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) so as to avert Coronavirus pandemic in the county.
The senator however urged locals to observe health and safety measures in a bid to protect themselves from contracting the disease.
[Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip distributing face masks to Mpeketoni residents. Photo/courtesy].
Recently the Senator has been in logger head with Lamu county government accusing it of massive corruption and misappropriation of funds intended for various development projects and proper services to locals.
He recently urged the Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) to pursue and unleash how over 120 million shillings NHIF fund was used.
The anti-Covid campaign fund is yet to be released and there have been no tentative projects on ground to economically cushion locals affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.