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Muthama dismisses crowning of Governor Mutua as best governor in Africa

Sunday, December 12th, 2021 02:36 | By
Former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama.
Former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama. PHOTO/Courtesy

A Nigerian-based media company, My Media Africa, that ranks African leaders based on various achievements in leadership, ranked Mutua as the best governor in the continent in its second edition of the Africa Illustrious Awards 2021.

But Muthama termed the crowning as shambolic.

"Alfred Mutua was yesterday voted "the best Governor" in Africa Illustrious Award (which has no website) in a shambolic backstreet event held in Lagos," Muthama said.

The former senator further said that the award given to Mutua was like a film made in Nigeria, given that most hospitals in Machakos county don't have the required medication in the various facilities.

"Most hospitals in Machakos County don't have drugs, garbage is uncollected, medical staff are always paid late and vehicles are in scrapyards due to lack of maintenance. This is a film made in Nigeria," Muthama said.

The award recognized leaders from 36 African countries that have done well in various categories including sports, arts, community development, agriculture, philanthropy, education, and governance.

Mutua beat Oscar Mabuyane of Premier of Eastern Cape Province and Bushy Maape of Premier of North Western Province from South Africa to clinch the award.

The second-term governor made it to the final list of the ward thanks to his impressive work in infrastructure, youth development, healthcare and recreational facilities.

Henry Iwuanyanwu, one of the award curators, noted that what impressed him about the governor's work was how he has kept Machakos town clean.

They noted that Machakos People's Park was clean, beautiful and free for the public.

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