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Balambala MP elected Public Debt and Privatization Committee unopposed



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NAIROBI—Public Debt and Privatization Committee of the National Assembly has today elected unopposed Abdi Omar Shurie—MP Balambala Constituency—as its chairperson.

The position of the Vice-Chairperson attracted 2 candidates: Dr. Benson Makali Mulu, MP Kitui Central Constituency, and Joseph Makilap Kipkoros, MP Baringo North Constituency.

Joseph Makilap stepped down for Makali Mulu who was subsequently declared as the Vice Chairperson of the committee, by the Presiding Officer of the exercise Dr Martin Masinde; the Ag Director of the Parliamentary Budget Office.

Speaking after the declaration, the Chairperson Abdi Omar Shurie called on the members to work together as a team to achieve the mandate of the committee.

“This committee has been tasked to oversight the public debt and to check that our resources are used efficiently and effectively and therefore we have a major role in ensuring that we ask critical questions and provide answers on how we can cut down the debts in our country,” he said.

The Vice Chairperson Dr. Makali Mulu urged the members to join hands for the effectiveness of the committee.

“I thank you all for electing me and thank Hon. Makilap for stepping down for me. I assure you of my full commitment to this committee. We will do what is good for this country and we will work together to address public debt as expected by Kenyans,” posed Mulu.

Suna East MP, Junet Mohammed while congratulating the members noted that this is a new committee that wasn’t in place in the previous Parliament. He expressed optimism that the existence of the Committee now will enaure that issues of public debts are effectively dealt with.

“Debt issues have been of high concern to Kenyans for the last 2 to 3 years but now we have a committee that will deal with those matters. This committee will do justice to Kenyans.”

In their congratulatory messages, the Committre membera pledged to enwure team work in a bid to deliver their mandate, emphasizing the need to address both the positive and the negative attributes of public debt as the People’s representatives.


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