EALA MP Hassan Omar called on ODM MPs in Mombasa to support the 2023 Finance Bill.
He argued that the bill, proposed by the Kenyan government of Kwanzaa led by President William Ruto, aims to promote social justice and bridge the gap between the rich and the poor.
“I urge ODM MPs to participate in the passage of this bill because it will create employment opportunities especially for women and youth. It is in line with our constitutional obligation to provide affordable housing as a public right,” Omar said. .
He spoke in Mombasa on Saturday afternoon during the launch of ‘The Amplified Youth’, a socio-economic empowerment organization by the UDA Party Youth Group of Mombasa County.
Omar, who is also UDA National Vice-President, stressed that the bill would also lay the foundation for universal health care, ensuring that Kenyans have access to high-quality, affordable healthcare.
“We want social justice in this country, so that we can empower the less fortunate before caring for the more privileged,” Omar said.
He urged President Ruto to stay focused on getting his agenda to the people and not get swayed by those who oppose the bill.
Omar called on Mombasa’s ODM parliamentarians to work with the government and advocate for development projects.
He assured them that the government is ready to cooperate with leaders of all political affiliations on development issues.
According to Omar, the era of political strife is over, and leaders must set aside their differences to work for the betterment of their people and compromise to succeed. emphasized.
“I have been working with parliamentarians and urging them to work together, and I will be happy to work with Governor Abdulswamad Nasir on behalf of the people,” he said.
“Mombasa has spent too long in opposition. We need to engage the government too.”
Senator nominee Miraj Abdilahi has criticized the opposition’s incoherent stance on the finance bill, particularly in the debate over the housing tax.
“The opposition parties are vehemently opposed to the bill and cannot complain about the poor living conditions of the police who came to parliament. The housing tax will allow us to build affordable housing,” Mirage argued. .
Miraj called on the opposition to respect the president’s mandate and give him time to fulfill the promises he made to the Kenyan people during the election campaign.
He also urged Kenyans to support the government, pointing out that opponents of the housing tax have not offered any viable alternatives.
“Please stop agitating young people against the government. Your allegations of looting money are baseless as this government is committed to fighting corruption,” Mirage said.
Miraj also urged his colleagues in Mombasa to take a stand on the fiscal bill and warned against threatening to vote against it.
“Stop threatening to block the bill. We have enough people in Congress to pass it,” she said.
She reiterated that not a dime would be diverted.