Distributions continue in flood-hit Nyando and Nyakach sub-counties with all most 2100 households having received enough rations of wheat flour rice, blankets and other basic supplies to last them
Governor Nyong’o in the accompany of the County Commissioner and His deputy Dr. Mathew Owili led a delegation of National Government officers, county officials and other humanitarian partners to the distribution rations and visiting flood victims at Ombaka and Nyong’ong’a Rescue Centres in Nyando and Nyakach sub-counties to monitor the ongoing rescue activities.
The Governor reported that the county eventually hopes to provide emergency food rations to all affected people across Nyando and Nyakach in Kisumu County.
In collaboration with the national government and well-wishers, the governor said, the county government of Kisumu has continued distributing food and other supplies to the victims and that with the help of the Kenyan Government to assess the scale of the crisis and the needs of those affected by the subsequent flood.
The leadership recognized that with the persistent floods, there are fears that people living in affected areas will have no crops to harvest, jeopardizing their food security in the coming months.
However, the governor pledged continuous support towards the affected households.
By Matilda Atieno
The rice farmers association in Nyakach Sub County dubbed COFA (Cham Ogweyo Farmers Association) today received a 3M milling machine from the Venezuelan government through FAO in partnership with National and County Governments.
This will go a long way in boosting mechanized production, rice value addition and eventually improve the economic situation of not only the sub county but also the region.
Speaking during the handing over of the machine to the Farmers, the CEC Member for Agriculture, Irrigation, Livestock and Fisheries, Mr Gilchrist Okuom thanked the Venezuelan government for the good gesture of touching lives at the lowest level to make them productive.
He reiterated that his department is working on upgrading Wasare Scheme and construction of a water intake at Gem Rae irrigation scheme by January next year. This will improve productivity in the area since the farmers have been relying on unreliable rainfall that is impacting negatively on their productivity.
Madam Jane Ndung’u a representative of the national government lauded the Venezuelan government for funding the project as a demonstration that we can mechanize, and add value to improve the economic situation of the region.
Stating that rice production falls under the big four agenda- food security and nutrition in the country, she called on farmers to double their efforts on rice production to fill in the gap.
FAO assistant representative, Mr Hamisi Williams urged the farmers to stay focused, create opportunities for others and work in harmony to entice more donor funded projects for economic development in the region
The FAO Kenya representative, Mr Tobias Kavarasha of Zimbabwe origin, who has just been posted to Kenya said it was an honor being that Kenya is the leading agricultural country in Africa. He reiterated the importance of partnerships in production, rice as a value chain that can be improved through mechanization and technology.
The Venezuelan Ambassador, Jesus Agustin Puppo Manzanilla on his part thanked the people for their warm welcome and said their government is committed to continue working closely with FAO, national and county governments in capacity building. He therefore called for good working relations among the partners.
Also in attendance were: the Sub county administrator Mr Vincent Orayo, the area Chief, the area MCA representative, Maurice Opiyo the chairman COFA, Henry Guya assistant chairman COFA, members of COFA among other guests
SUPPLY & IMPLEMENTATION OF VEHICLE TRACKING AND FLEET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
INVITATION TO TENDER
TENDER NO.CGK/FIN/2019: SUPPLY & IMPLEMENTATION OF VEHICLE TRACKING AND FLEET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
County Government of Kisumu (CGK) invites sealed tenders from eligible candidates for the Supply & Implementation of Vehicle Tracking and Fleet Management System.
Interested eligible candidates may obtain further information from and inspect the tender documents from
Procurement Office at the County Headquarters’, Prosperity House, 2nd Floor Wing “A”. A complete tender document may be obtained by interested candidates on normal working days between 8.30 a.m and 4.00 p.m or Download from the CGK website www.kisumu.go.ke, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Kenya Shillings One Thousand (Kshs. 1,000) payable in cash or bankers’ cheque to County Government of Kisumu.
Completed tender documents in plain sealed envelopes clearly marked “CGK/F&EP/TRA/FLEET/001/2019-2020: Supply & Implementation of Vehicle Tracking and Fleet Management System should be addressed and delivered to: THE COUNTY SECRETARY, COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF KISUMU, P.O. BOX 2738-40100 KISUMU. Or be deposited in the Tender Box at CGK Headquarters’, 2nd Floor Main Reception marked “TENDER BOX” so as to be received on or before 10.00 am on Friday 13th December, 2019.
Tender opening will be carried out immediately thereafter at the CGK Board Room
Tenders must be accompanied by Bid Bond of 2% of the Tender sum in the format specified in the tender documents.
Tenders will be opened immediately thereafter in the presence of the tenderers representatives who choose to attend the opening at CGK Board Room
HEAD OF SUPPLY CHAIN
INVITATION TO TENDER
TENDERS FOR ROADS MAINTAINANCE LEVY FUND (RMLF) AND COUNTRY REVENUE FUND (CRF) DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS FINANCIAL YEAR 2019-2020
County Government of Kisumu hereby invites sealed bids from eligible candidates to tender for RMLF and CRF Roadworks Projects for FY 2019/2020.
Download the below documents to view the advertised Roads Tenders;
the BQs can be downloaded below or by going to https://www.kisumu.go.ke/resources/downloads/tenders/
The Reserved Tenders are reserved for the Special Categories only; namely;
- People with disabilities
- MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS
The following must be submitted together with the bid;
- . Certified copy of Certificate of Incorporation,
- Certified copy of VALID Registration Certificate with the National Construction Authority (NCA) in the classes specified in the tender notice.
- VAT and PIN Registration,
- A copy of VALID Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA),
- Certified copy of RECENT CR12 FORM (WITHIN 12 MONTHS) from Registrar of Companies.
- Certified copy of current Single Business Permit preferably from Kisumu County.
- Bidders shall sequentially serialize all pages for each tender document submitted failure to which the bidder shall be disqualified.
- Signed and stamped Form of Tender
- Duly signed Pre-Tender Site Visit Certificate
- Completely filled Tender and Confidential Business Questionnaire Forms.
- Tenders must be accompanied by an original tender Security of 2% of the tender sum in form of a guarantee acceptable under the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015 and Public Procurement and Disposal Regulations 2006 payable to the County Government of Kisumu.
- MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR BIDDERS IN CATEGORY B (TENDERS RESERVED FOR YOUTH, WOMEN & PERSONS WITH DISABILITY TENDERS)
- All listed requirements (1-10) in category (A) above.
- Dully filled and signed Bid Securing Declaration Form for special categories.
- Certified copy of Certificate of Registration for access to government procurement opportunities from the National Treasury for tenders in the Special Categories.
Note! Certification must be by a commissioner for oaths.
Other requirements are as specified in the tender notice and this tender document.
- Bidders with history of Non-performance (e.g failure to complete the projects for the last three financial years, Notice of termination or termination of contracts in the last three financial years will be Disqualified.
- Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
The complete set of tender documents may be downloaded from the County’s website ie www.kisumu.go.ke . Completed Tender Documents are to be enclosed in plain sealed envelopes marked with Tender Name and Tender Number and deposited in the Tender Box located adjacent to the Accounts Office, Department of Roads, Transport and Public Works, Bandani; off Kisumu–Busia Road or to be addressed to:
THE CHIEF OFFICER
DEPARTMENT OF ROADS TRANSPORT & PUBLIC WORKS
COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF KISUMU
P.O BOX 2738-40100
so as to be received on or before 13th Dec, 2019 at 11.00A.M
- Tenders will be opened immediately thereafter in the presence of the candidates or their representatives who choose to attend at the Board Room Department of Roads, Transport and Public Works, Bandani off Busia – Kisumu
- Prices quoted should be net inclusive of all taxes, must be in Kenya shillings and shall remain valid for 90 days from the closing date of tender.
- Pre-bid conference will be held at the Board Room Department of Roads, Transport and Public Works, Bandani off Busia – Kisumu on 4th Dec,2019 at11.00A.M
- Pre-bid Site Visit will be held in the period between 4th Dec ,2019 to 11th Dec,2019 and bidders shall make arrangement with the client. This Site Visit is Mandatory to all bidders.
Tenders will be opened immediately thereafter in the presence of the candidates or their representatives who choose to attend at the Board Room Department of Roads, Transport and Public Works, Bandani off Busia – Kisumu
Late bids will be not be accepted.
Interested eligible candidates may obtain further information and inspect Tender Documents and the Design Drawings at Roads Directorate, Department of Roads, Transport and Public Works, Bandani; off Kisumu – Busia Road, during normal working hours.
DIRECTOR –SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Kisumu County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following positions in their respective Departments as listed below:
1. DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNANCE & ADMINISTRATION S/NO JOB CADRE JOB GROUP S
1. Chief Officer Governance and Administration S KSM/CPSB/2019/100
2. Chief Officer Strategy, Policy and Delivery S KSM/CPSB/2019/101
3. Chief Officer Information and Public Communication S KSM/CPSB/2019/102
2. DEPARTMENT OF ROADS, TRANSPORT AND PUBLIC WORKS S/NO JOB CADRE JOB GROUP S
1. Chief Officer Roads and Public Works S KSM/CPSB/2019/103
2. Chief Officer Marine Transport and Mechanical Engineering S KSM/CPSB/2019/104
3. DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, CULTURE, ARTS & SPORTS S/NO JOB CADRE JOB GROUP S
1. Chief Officer Tourism, Culture & Arts S KSM/CPSB/2019/105
2. Chief Officer Sports Management S KSM/CPSB/2019/106
Note: These positions will be on Contract for period of three years.
For details on the above advertised positions and how to apply, applicants are asked to visit our website www.kisumu.go.ke .
HOW TO APPLY The candidate should apply by downloading and filling application for employment form available on our website. All dully filled forms should be sent to the undersigned on or before 20th November 2019 at 4.00 pm.
THE SECRETARY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD
P.O. BOX 7792-40100, KISUMU
Hand delivered applications can be dropped at our offices located at Kisumu County Public Service Board Offices (Former M.E.O Office), Okore Road, Milimani, Kisumu.
All candidates interested in any of the above positions must attach clearance certificates from KRA, HELB, EACC, CID, CRB and Commission for Higher Education for degrees obtained outside Kenya.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
NB: The County Government of Kisumu is an equal opportunity employer and women, the youth and persons with disabilities who meet the specified requirements are encouraged to apply and also indicate so in their applications.
Find attached below:By clicking on the Link
DRAFT FINANCE BILL 2019
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROGRAMpublic participation Notice
Pursuant to Article 10(2). Article 196(i) (f) of the Constitution of Kenya and Section 87 of the County Government Act of 2012, Kisumu County Government invites the members of the Public, Private Sector Organization, Interested Parties and all Stakeholders to submit any presentation they have on the Draft Finance Bill 2019.
The presentation may be made orally or by written memorandum in the following manner:
- A written memorandum may be forwarded to the County Secretary, County Government of Kisumu, P.O Box 2738-40100 Kisumu or Hand delivered to the office of the County Secretary to be received on or before 20th October 2019.
- Public hearing to be held in all the seven Sub-Counties as per the dates, time and venue indicated below;
The proposed bill can be obtained from the County web site; https://www.Kisumu.go.ke
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Kisumu County Secretary Mr. Geoffrey Kigochi this week presided over the official opening of training for Kisumu County grievances redress and feedback Committee on effective County grievance redress mechanisms (CGRFC) at Boma inn, Eldoret County
In his speech Mr. Kigochi stated that complaints are part of our day to day activities hence we need effective mechanisms to report and handle malpractices.
The County secretary stated that the reporting mechanism requires citizens to make complaints easily and effectively and that the complaints registered should be handled well.
“The complaints mechanism is a potential to strengthen the organization’s credibility and reputation that leads to a win-win situation,” he said.
Grievance Redress Mechanism is part and parcel of the machinery of any administration and as County government of Kisumu Managing grievances is one of the top priorities. This move has brought the entire redressal framework into focus.
the mechanism is the gauge to measure efficiency and effectiveness as it provides important feedback on the working of the administration. The entire process will be governed by the Kisumu County grievances redress and feedback Committee.
By Emily Mikwa