Kwale county governor Salim Mvurya has said he will spearhead campaigns to popularise the Building Bridges Initiative across the 20 wards in the region.
During BBI rally at Mama Ngina Waterfront grounds in Mombasa, Mvurya was absent without apologies.
But in what looks like a U-turn, Mvurya said the BBI report is a unifying process that should be supported by all leaders and residents.
He said together with other leaders, they will be seeking grassroots support for the BBI process that also seeks to end among others, election related violence and hostility among diverse communities in the country.
He was speaking when he launched street lighting project worth Sh26 million for Ukunda and Diani townships supported by county and national governments.
The county boss said the report will in the long run ensure a c c o u n t a b i l i t y , transparency and integrity in the management of public affairs at county and national levels.
Mvurya was with MPs Suleiman Dori (Msambweni) and Benjamin Tayari of Kinango constituencies respectively.
He went on: “The recommendations of the BBI if properly implemented will be good for this country as it contains the views of the citizens.”
He said the leadership in Kwale is fully behind the report as it advocates for inclusivity and representation of marginalised groups especially women and youth through leadership positions.