National assembly committee on Trade, Industry and Cooperatives has expressed concern over the huge allocations to government institutions beyond their absorption rate.
The committee says this has led to massive corruption and looting experienced recently including the mega scandal in National Youth Service (NYS).
Speaking on Wednesday during a tour of Kenya Industrial Training Institute (KITI) in Nakuru to ascertain the state of the facilities and other stalled projects, the committee’s vice chair Cornely Serem said the governments need not to establish new projects within such institutions until old projects are completed to avoid cash cow projects.
“Such institution could be helping the country in developing skills-oriented citizens for industrialization but the unfortunate thing is that there are several projects that have stalled for years”, he said.
On the recent National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) woes, Serem said that it was shameful that while local farmers were hopeful of having their produce taken by the agency, some cartels colluded to import the maize from outside the country saying that serious action need to be taken to deal with the perpetrators.
“I come from a county where most of our people are farmers, it is a shame that they had to suffer due to such impropriety, action need to be taken severely”, he said.
PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:National assembly committee on Trade, Industry and Cooperatives led by vice chair Cornely Serem addressing media on Wednesday during a tour of Kenya Industrial Training Institute (KITI) in Nakuru