BOBASI MP Stephen Manoti yesterday lamented deteriorating standards of education in the constituency. Manoti said that the constituency has been performing poorly in national examinations.
"We want to brainstorm and find where the rain started beating us,"
Said the MP at Itumbe in Sameta district in the constituency during the issuance from the Women Enterprise Fund to 42 women groups amounting to Sh 2.4 million.
Manoti asked parents to closely monitor the performance of their children to know where they have problems. "We cannot be talking of development if our education standards continue dwindling. We must all of us strive to improve the same," Manoti said.
He told the women groups who benefited to put the money in good ventures where will in return get good profit to enable them pay school fees for their children.
"You must realize that the money is refundable so it is upon you to put it into good use so that you can get profit," Manoti said.
Accompanied by deputy county commissioners Johnstone Mwirigi and Stanley Too of Sameta and Nyamache and area development officer Rhoda Kandie, the MP cautioned the women against conmen moving around to extort money from them in the pretext of assisting them to access Uwezo Fund.
"The procedures of obtaining money from Uwezo Fund will be the same as those you followed in obtaining money from the Women Enterprise Fund so nobody should come and cheat that he has any other was of assisting you access the money," the lawmaker said.
Knadie asked the parents to be wary of a group going round to deceive them that they were in a position to pay school fees for their bright children on condition that they give some processing fee.
"It has come to our attention that some people masquerading as officials from the WEF are going round deceiving parents that they were in a position to pay school for their bright children. You should be wary of this people," Kandie said.
Too told the women that they will only qualify for Uwezo Funds if they repay the money from the WEP promptly.
"When we receive the Uwezo funds, we will first consider groups which have promptly repaid their money from the WEF. The procedures to be followed will be the same," Too said.
Mwarigi said that civil servants from the district are faced with housing difficulties saying some are forced to operate from Kisii town.
He urged Itumbe residents to construct better houses which will house the civil servants saying it is through such development that the town will grow.