The new Kisumu County Secretary, Mr John Auma, has urged Sub-County, Ward and Village Administrators to help spearhead the implementation of Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o’s development agenda.
Mr Auma said the administrators were better placed to track on-going development projects in the villages and report on challenges facing the people.
The CS who has hit the ground running, a week after he took office, was speaking at the Mama Grace Onyango Cultural and Social Hall today during an introductory and consultative meeting.
He told the administrators to start filing daily reports on projects and the state of infrastructure, health facilities, agriculture and Early child hood education in their respective villages.
He said these daily reports will help the government prioritize service delivery in the Seven Sub Counties.
“You are the engine of the County Government. You are the Governor’s representatives in the villages, wards and sub-counties. It is through you that we will know what is happening to the people out there,” said Mr Auma.
He was flanked by the County Executive Committee Member for Finance and Economic Planning Mr George Okong’o, the Chief of Staff, Mr Abdalla Kassim, the Director for Governance and Administration, Mr Leonard Kwama, his Deputy Mr George Okanga and Chief officer for Communications, Mr John Oywa.
Mr Auma said his office will strive to address challenges facing the administrators including periodic job reviews, office equipment and skills development through regular Training.
Mr Okong’o who is also the acting CECM for the newly created department of Public Service, County Administration and Participatory development, said the new department would help streamline the functions of the administrators.
“This new department is meant to drive reforms and service delivery. It will ensure policies are implemented under the overall leadership of the County Secretary,” said Mr Okong’o.
On his part, Mr Abdalla said political campaigns that interfered with service delivery to the people, were now over and urged the administrators to settle down and help deliver the Governor’s manifesto.