By Matilda Atieno
The County Department of Roads, Transport and Public works today broke the record in honoring its staff through recognition awards in a ceremony held at the departmental grounds.
The report by the Kenya Roads Board (KRB), 99% of the roads had been done in the 2020/2021 financial year, acting as an indicator for the recognition of the staff for having worked tirelessly towards the achievement.
The staff members were honored for their achievements in the calendar year 2020/2021 for exhibiting exemplary commitment towards the pursuit of the departmental goals. The certificate and cash awards was given out honoring the best performing staff in Roads, Transport, Public works, administration and the successful completion of the Claycrete training by the engineering staff.
The individuals received awards for demonstrating the departmental values of Dedication, Responsibility, Respect, and Results.
The event that brought together all employees from the department culminated with the prayer breakfast, bonding session, annual issuance of departmental uniforms, the declaration on work expectations and sharing of the overview of the departmental achievements.
The CEC member Dr. Joyce Osogo hosted the ceremony in a kind of invaluable engagement set to meet and exceed individual and collective goals, and keeping the whole department’s bottom line going strong.
The keynote speaker for the event, Mr. Gilchrist Okuom who is also the CEC member for Agriculture called for teamwork, discipline and good decision making to be successful. Mr. Okuom encouraged the staff to aspire for greater challenges to achieving greater goals.
Dr. Osogo also applauded and appreciated everyone who received an Employee Award Recognition for their accomplishments and commitment to serving the department and the residents of Kisumu over the last year. The CEC also clarified that the pilot project on a machine-based program is on course.
The meeting was marked by special prayers led by Pastor Vincent Onunga who encouraged the staff to seek inspiration and clarity of thought in their daily work.
The event is an HR service vital to making sure the employees feel properly recognized for all the hard work they do day in and day out.
Kisumu county is currently exploring the claycrete technology and the Kisumu County roads maintenance project is set to be operationalized.
The event was also graced by the chief officer Eng. David Okia, directors and heads of departments.