Month: July 2015

22 Jul
By: Evans Sirma 0 0

Nandi County in key sanitation drive

Kapsabet –Nandi Water and Sanitation Company (KANAWASCO) has opened 2 sanitation facilities and 4 water kiosks at the County’s headquarters. The facilities were funded and implemented by Water Services trust Fund at a cost of K.shs 15,000,000. This is in a major drive to enhance cleanliness, put waterborne diseases at bay and improve the general environmental cleanliness.

Speaking during the event, Kanawasco CEO Mr. Peter Wawire said that the water will retail at Ksh 2  for a twenty litre jerrican. “This water is indeed the most affordable, accessible 24 hours a day and its cleanliness assured at all times” said Wawire.

He warned against rampant illegal connections and vandalism of water pipes saying that the company was incurring huge unnecessary losses and put the vandals on notice “dire consequences await those who will nabbed engaging on these vices” he warned.

Water services Trust Fund CEO Mr. Ishmail Fahmy Shaiye who graced the occasion praised the cordial relationship between Nandi County and the institution. He promised to up the partnership so as to enhance the provision of water across the county.

Nandi County governor Dr. Cleophas Lagat had in a fortnight ago led a county team to a Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony between the County and water Services Trust Fund team led by the Chairman Mr. Musikari Kombo at a Naivasha hotel.

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22 Jul
By: Evans Sirma 0 0

We want to fix the civil service- SRC

Salaries and Remuneration Commission(SRC)  team is in Nandi County for 3 days to conduct  job evaluation exercise to determine the true worth of public service jobs.

Speaking during the launch of the exercise in a Kapsabet hotel, County Secretary  Mr. Francis  Ominde  said high number of disparities in the structure needs to be clarified especially on payments.  The County Governments have high number of staff from the defunct local authorities, staff from devolved sectors of health and agriculture, Sub County and ward administrators, political staff and the County assembly.” We wish to strictly follow the SRC policies and not to deviate” he said.

SRC Commissioner Isaiah Kubai insisted on the need to work closely with the stakeholders to achieve desired results in a transparent manner. “There should be no differences between the staff members and instead work in synergy to promote fairness, justice and equity in their work places” he added. The job Evaluation exercise will take place in all the 47 counties and seeks to provide a rationale for equitable remuneration.  The exercise will target service and regulatory state corporations, commercial state corporations, civil service and research institutions, public universities and tertiary institutions. On individual level, the job evaluation ensures that workers get paid a fair rate for the jobs they do while increasing their job satisfaction.

So far the team  has conducted the job evaluation  exercise in Mombasa, Siaya ,  Bungoma,  Uasin Gishu,  Murang’a  and  Kajiado .

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21 Jul
By: Evans Sirma 0 0

NANDI COUNTY’S OFFICIAL RESPONSE TO THE MYRAID OF UNTRUTHS BEING SPREAD IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA

Nandi County Government has noted with concern outright falsehoods and innuendo doing the rounds in various social media outlets. From the onset, it is good to state that Nandi County is
founded on the rule of law, guided by strict adherence to the constitution and operates on an open door policy for the good of all.

Several projects beneficial to residents are ongoing across the county ranging from continuous improvement of major roads, tarmacking of key urban roads, Construction of Kipchoge Keino and Nandi Hills stadiums, building of health facilities and stocking with adequate medical drugs, construction of ECDE classrooms and renovation of cattle dips among other major undertakings. The availability of eight medical ambulances has indeed taken the response to emergencies a
notch higher.
The department of Devolution and Special Programmers has just unveiled a Kapsabet People’s Park beautification exercise the entails among others a sanitation unit, water fountain, landscaping works,  grill fencing and finally cabro-paved walk-ways. All these cumulatively cost K.shs 3,300,000.  Any attempt to distort facts and portray activities of the county otherwise ought to be dismissed with the contempt it deserves.
Finally, it is worth noting that all tenders in the County are issued in strict observance of the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005 and other related Acts.

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16 Jul
By: Evans Sirma 2 0

MOSQUITO NETS DISTRIBUTION

Nandi County in collaboration with National Malaria Control Board started county wide distribution of over 500,000 mosquito nets to serve 185,000 households which were earlier registered to benefit from the same.
Speaking during the official opening of the exercise Chief Officer Health and Sanitation Dr. Edward Serem said the residents have already been sensitised on proper use of the nets. The County has 302 distribution points including health facilities where one net is supposed to be shared by 2 people.Chief Officer said that over 500, 000 nets are to be distributed to the 185,000 households. The exercise began 15th and will end on 19th.

The medical staff during the event demonstrated how the mosquito nets are used.

The members of the public immediately began receiving the mosquito nets at Kapsabet Referral Hospital and all the selected distributing stations across the entire County. The National Malaria Control Board has spent over 300 Million in purchasing the nets.

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10 Jul
By: Evans Sirma 0 0

KAPSABET RESIDENTS JOIN OPERATION TO DESTROY ILLICIT BREWS

Kapsabet residents joined the police in destroying second generation brews in the town. Residents urned up in large numbers to support the exercise following the presidential directive, terming the action as timely and appropriate in ending the brewing menace that has claimed several lives and cut -short dreams of youths in the town. Business came to a stand still in the towns CBD as angry residents blocked the road during the exercise.Thousands of litres of the illicit brews were destroyed.The operation was led by Nandi Central

OCPD Joakim Mecha.

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09 Jul
By: Evans Sirma 0 0

BOOST FOR THE MEDICAL SECTOR IN NANDI COUNTY

Nandi County Governor Dr. Cleophas Lagat has said that the County will soon have two medical training colleges in Mosoriot and Kaptumo from September this year. Students from all over the country who will be admitted to Kaptumo Medical Training College will go for their training sessions at Nandi Hills hospital while those admitted to Mosoriot will have their training sessions at Kapsabet Referral Hospital. H.E urged the leadership of the County to unite to enhance collective and efficient development through out the Nandi County jurisdiction
Present during the event was the Country Director of Medical Training College Mr. Tum, who on his hand emphasised on the need to see expansion of medical training colleges as per the MTC policy, he points out that this will see the children assess education and proper healthcare and consequently enhance their future empowerment

Chairman of MTC Prof. Kaloki was really greatful for what the County Government of Nandi is doing and promised to see that the County opens two medical colleges in the County.
The Area Member of Parliament Cornelly Serem thanked the Governor for the work he is doing as it is for the benefit of the community. He urged the ministry concerned to ensure there is enough personnel to handle patients in all health facilities. ‘’We condemn those who oppose to development’’ he added.
Also present were Director of Health Dr. Kemboi, Chief officer Mr. Serem among other county officials.

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08 Jul
By: Evans Sirma 1 0

MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT

The cost of keeping a Member of Parliament rose to an average of Sh2 million per month beginning Wednesday (July 1). Budget documents show that the 349 MPs (National Assembly) will, in the fiscal year starting July 1, get paid an average of Sh1.99 million per month in salaries and reimbursements for costs incurred up from an average of Sh1.5 million this year. Each of the 67 senators is expected to take home similar amounts. The 416 legislators will earn the money in basic pay and personal allowances paid as part of the salary that adds up to about Sh1.387 million (combined average for MPs and senators). Each MP then earns an average of Sh509,214 per month in domestic travel and other transportation costs, taking the total to nearly Sh2 million. Travel costs are paid to the legislators as mileage claims for trips made to their constituencies. Budget documents for the past two years show that the cost of maintaining legislators rose by nearly Sh400,000 per MP per month. In the fiscal year ended June 2014, each of the MPs earned an average Sh1.59 million per month compared to the Sh1.98 million they will be paid in the next financial year — a Sh390,000 or a 24.5 per cent rise.

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07 Jul
By: Evans Sirma 0 0

NANDI PROJECTS ARE ON COURSE, ASSURES CLEOPHAS LAGAT

The Nandi County Government is committed to completing all the projects launched in the devolved unit two years ago, Governor Cleophas Lagat said.

The projects were budgeted for in the 2013/2015 financial year.

Dr Lagat singled out work that would see each household having access to piped water before the end of next year.

“My government has already set aside funds towards the installation of water pipes in each of the 30 wards across the county. The work will be completed by March next year,” he said.

He spoke on the sidelines of the 5th Annual International Conference on Innovation for the Advancement of Humanity at the Eldoret National Polytechnic on Friday.

INVESTMENT MEETINGS

Dr Lagat’s assurance comes amid concern raised by a section of members of the county assembly over stalled projects yet they had been budgeted for. The MCAs, including Mr Joseph Too (Chemundu), wondered where the money earmarked for the projects was.

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04 Jul
By: Evans Sirma 0 0

NANDI COUNTY ASSEMBLY APPROVES KSHS 6 BILLION BUDGET FOR 2015/16.

Nandi County Assembly on Tuesday approved a Sh 6 billion budget for the 2015/2016 financial year. The budget was tabled by Finance Executive Charles Muge and later debated upon and passed by MCAs in a rigorous session. Kshs 5.1 billion of these funds will be received from the national government transfer, where the county expects to top up the budget with a Kshs 255 million revenue collection, Kshs 430 million unspent revenue from the 2014/2015 financial year and a grant from DANIDA. Development has been allocated 50.6 per cent of the total budget set at Kshs 3 billion. Of this amount, roads take up approximately Kshs 606 million. Health was awarded Kshs 517million where Kshs 230 million will go towards supply of drugs while Agriculture has been allocated Kshs155 million. The County Assembly will receive Kshs 524 million for recurrent expenditures, and an extra Kshs 110 million for the County Assembly development budget. Kshs 165 million has been set aside for the expenditures of County Executives. Planned developments in different dockets include completion of Governor’s office and residence. The County Assembly plans to build the speaker’s residence, assembly offices and a new perimeter wall. Devolved units has plans for the construction of six sub county and 25 ward offices, acquisition of a fire fighting machine, construction of county treasury offices, completion of entry gate at Mlango among other plans. The health sector has budgeted to construct an Medical Training Centre(MTC) and to build a mortuary at Nandi Hills Sub County Hospital. Youth, Sports and Gender has budgeted to continue the construction of Kipchoge Keino Stadium while the Roads docket plans to open up more roads through construction of feeder roads and to acquire graders and a dozer. CEC ICT and Finance Hon Charles Muge said the budget may be strained by restructuring of the county and hiring of new staff.

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02 Jul
By: Evans Sirma 0 0

AWARDING OF TENDERS

Awarding of tenders to the successful individuals and groups is Currently underway in County offices Kapsabet
The tenders are on renovation of cattle Dips, Construction of ECD class rooms , Sub county offices and Ward offices . The youth and people leaving with disability have been considered as required by law

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