By Dan Nyamanga.
Nyamira County is determined, by Wednesday, to collect over 100,000 signatures from residents to endorse the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) proposals.
The collection of the BBI signatures was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Party (ODM) leader Raila Odinga , a long time political foe of Uhuru Kenyatta, last week at the Bomas of Kenya.
Addressing the media in Nyamira on Monday evening, the team tasked to lead the collection exercise led by County Secretary (CS) James Ntabo and County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Health services Mr.Douglas Bosire said that they were certain to get more that the targeted numbers before Wednesday 2nd December.
The two represents e executive arm of the Nyamira County Government.
Bosire said that already a team from central government had hit the ground since the exercise was launched on Friday last week by Governor John Nyagarama and Borabu Constituency legislature Ben Momanyi, who is also coordinating the exercise in Gusii and Kuria.
He noted that their is to supplement to the already existing team on the ground.
“Nyamira County is not going to be left behind in the BBI endorsement and for that,we have been tasked to collect 100,000 signatures by closure of business, Wednesday 2nd December. I want to encourage the residents to turn out in large numbers and ensure that we surpass the targeted numbers even before the date line.
Our people should not worry as the endorsement booklets may not be enough for everyone for now, but the chiefs are on the grassroots familiarizing them on the highlights of the proposed constitutional amendments”, said Bosire.
CS Ntabo called on all residents to turn up and sign in support of the BBI endorsement urging that the report has many goodies and that devolution stands to benefit a lot.
“I want to call on all our people to turn out an support these amendments as our counties and devolution, which means more funds to the grassroots, stands to benefit.
We have already benefited in advance from the amendments and our county will get one more constituency so as services are moved closer to the citizens”, said Ntabo.
“And all the post election fracas which have frequently been witnessed after every elections in Kenya will be a thing of the past, all the issues have been addressed and the BBI will unify the country for good”,added Ntabo.
Nyamira county has slightly over 100,000 registered voters.