George Odiwuor @PeopleDailyKe
Some leaders in Homa Bay have differed over plans by the county government to build a new hospital at a cost of Sh3.8 billion.
Homa Bay Town MP Peter Kaluma and former Kasipul MP Oyugi Magwanga have opposed the plans arguing that it is too costly. However, area governor Cyprian Awiti and County Assembly Majority Leader Richard Ogindo have defended the plan saying the hospital will help residents access better healthcare.
The county government has already signed a memorandum of understanding with two companies, Delta Trade from Turkey and Standard Medical Group Limited which will construct the 210-bed capacity hospital. Kaluma said such a project requires the participation of residents and leaders.
“This is a project of its kind. I want those who came up the idea to seek audience with residents and leaders over its importance before beginning its construction,” he said.
“I believe the two companies are owned by some officials from the county. They have calculated on how they will extort residents their money through a ghost project,” claimed Magwanga.