I WAS NOT DEPORTED FROM SINGAPORE, SAYS DEPUTY GOVERNOR
He was scheduled to attend the sixth annual affordable housing scheme conference in the country.
Amaswache explained that he did not attend the conference after forgetting to carry an invitation letter from the organisers of the conference.
“It is very unfortunate that I left my invitation letter in Nairobi and therefore I could not attend the conference even after much pleading with officials at the airport,” said Amaswache.
He said the malicious rumour was started by his political opponents to show that he was incompetent in his work.
“My detractors in politics want to gain political mileage and brand me as a failure but I will soldier on and ensure that I offer better services to the people,” said Amaswache.
He said for accountability purposes, he will surrender the Sh 445,000 per diem meant to the county treasury.
“I did not use the money as provided so I will return it to the government,” said Amaswache.
He also said that the airport officials in Singapore refused to admit him in the country because he had no return ticket.
“We booked through the agents and therefore I was given only one way ticket to Singapore,” said Amaswache.
The deputy governor was to attend the conference as the acting executive member for lands, housing, urban and physical planning.
However other officials accompanying the deputy governor and his Chief Officer Lucy Ijai attended the meeting without any hitch.
The deputy governor said they will build 25 low cost housing units in each of the 25 wards in the county to improve housing situation.
He was speaking to the press in his office in Mbale town after his return.