The local administration of El Barde district, Bakool region lst week received a medical supply which was donated by the federal MPs hailing from the area.
Local Commissioner Abdirisak Ibrahim Omar confirmed the health provision adding the federal MPs also interacted with the local people and listened to their demands after travelling to the area by flight.
“This past week we had a delegate of MPs who were elected from our locations led by MP Gelle, former minister of posts & Telecommunication, flew into the town and brought a medical supply donation and proceed to Yeet and other locations and met with the local people to get first hand information on their needs which are prevalent in these areas and are still around with us” said Commissioner Omar.
On the major issues that the residents proposed to the federal lawmakers were drinking water and health.
“Water and health are two major things that our locals need. They also raised with the lawmakers of negligence on the area by their former counterparts and the MPs pledged to abate the situation by informing them to raise the matter with the federal government and humanitarian organizations” noted Omar.
This is in sharp contrast to an investigation carried out by Goobjoog News in mid July 2017 which established that 91% of the lawmakers failed to appear in their respective constituencies despite orders to do so as instructed by rules of procedure of both Houses.