Month: February 2016

23 Feb
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HANDING OVER OF KAPTUMO ShowMAP PROJECT TO THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF NANDI

Cabinet Secretary Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Willie Bett has today officially handed over Kaptumo ShowMap project in Aldai sub county to the County Government of Nandi.
Governor Cleophas Lagat welcomed the move and urged the ministry to constantly review the markets to ensure sustainability and continuity.” My government is ready to work with the National Government to ensure that farmers benefit from the farm produce and that there is access to markets” he added.
Speaking when he visited the Governor in his office, the CS emphasized on the need to diversify in Agriculture and introduce fresh produce to the market. ‘’ We need to urge farmers to plant crops that are of high value and can be exported like avocados and macadamia” he added. Mr. Bett also said that there is a growing need to partner with counties so that the Ministry can be able to mechanize agriculture, involve the youth and make it easier to access cheap credit.
So far, Ksh. 152 million has been used to construct Kibiok,Serem, Labuiywo and Kaptumo markets in the County with the aim of supporting small scale farmers in the region.

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18 Feb
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NANDI LEADERS MOURN THE DEATH OF DEPUTY SPEAKER HESBON KIPROP METTO

Nandi County Governor Dr. Cleophas Lagat has on Thursday expressed sadness over the death of Hon. Hesbon Kiprop Metto, who was until his death the Member of County Assembly for Lelmokwo/Ngechek Ward as well as the Deputy Speaker of Nandi County Assembly.
He passed on at the age of 42 years after a long illness and left behind two children.
Metto was serving his second term having been earlier elected as Lelmokwo Councillor between 2007 and 2013. He was the son of the former Mosop MP Stanley Kiptoo Metto of KapMararen Family.
While condoling the family, Governor Lagat described the departed Metto as a deligent man, a patriot and a resourceful leader who marched his words with actions “ His leadership will be missed by the family, residents of Lelmokwo/Ngechek ward, his colleagues in the Assembly and Nandi as a whole” he said..He also prayed that Almighty God grant the soul of the departed peaceful repose and for the family, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Hon. Edwin Cheluget, the Speaker of the Assembly termed the death of Metto as a big loss to the house. He extended heartfelt condolences to the late deputy speaker’s immediate family and his relatives.
His assembly contemporaries led by the leader of majority Hon. Julius Menjo described his loss as’ tragic’ saying that his contributions and wise counsel would be missed in the assembly..

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10 Feb
By: Evans Sirma 0 0

ROAD WORKS OFFICIALLY COMMENCES IN KIPKAREN WARD (MOSOP SUB-COUNTY)

Road construction works have immediately kicked off at Kipkaren Ward after it was flagged off by Nandi County Governor H.E Dr Cleophas Lagat.
The County Government acquired its own road construction machineries which includes 4 graders, 2 back hoe shovels, 2 excavators, 2 rollers, 2 bulldozers and 4 tippers, a move that has been received by many as a boost to County’s infrastructure and best way to save County millions of money allocated annually towards roads maintenance.
Local leaders and Kipkaren residents who were present during the flagging off exercise praised the County Government of Nandi for demonstrating their work in action and promised to support the exercise.”I am so happy that we will now be able to transport our farm produce with ease,” said one market vendor.
Nandi governor Dr Cleophas Lagat assured all Nandi residents that his government is under control and he will ensure that all the roads in 30 Wards are improved to the best standards. He further urged the residents to see to it that no one is involved in siphoning of fuel and that anyone found guilty will face the law.
The Governor was accompanied by his deputy Dominic Biwott, CEC Roads Josiah Korir and other government officials.

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02 Feb
By: Evans Sirma 0 0

NANDI COUNTY’S WINGS TO FLY BENEFICIARIES UNVEILED

The 2016 Equity’s Wings to fly sponsorship has seen 30 beneficiaries from Nandi County benefit. The students who are drawn from all the 6 Sub-Counties were today received warmly by County Governor and other officials.

Over 300 applicants from the County had applied for the sponsorship.
Branch manager Equity bank, Kapsabet Mr. Reuben Rutto said the exercise was very fair and free of any canvassing. He thanked the parents , guardians and teachers who stood by the pupils to see them through their education no matter the hardships. Mr. Rutto urged the students to be disciplined, hardworking and good Ambassadors wherever they will be.
Equity Wings to fly Programme aims at offering Scholarships to brilliant and needy students from humble background. The Foundation has been running the Programme for the last 7 years and so far, 144 students from the County have benefited from the scholarship.

Nandi County Governor H.E Dr. Cleophas Lagat who graced the event urged the students to work hard in school so as to earn what is rightfully theirs and not to engage in cheating. He emphasized on the need to ensure that only the needy students benefit from the bursaries and the Government will soon have Nandi County Education Fund Bill to assist in payment of fees. “I will ensure that Multi National Companies in the county play their Corporate Social Responsibilities for the good of the County residents.” The governor emphasized.

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01 Feb
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NANDI COUNTY GOVERNOR H.E DR. CLEOPHAS LAGAT CONSOLES PATIENTS AT KAPSABET COUNTY REFERRAL HOSPITAL

Nandi County Governor Dr. Cleophas Lagat consoles patients at the Kapsabet County Referral Hospital when the Governor paid a courtesy call to the County’s largest health facility

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01 Feb
By: Evans Sirma 1 0

KAPSABET COUNTY REFERRAL HOSPITAL PROCURES ENOUGH LINENS AND BLANKETS FOR ADMITTED PATIENTS

County Government of Nandi has heightened efforts of ensuring quality, affordable and accessible healthcare to its residents by availing drugs, equipment and consumables to all health facilities. The government is also in the process of installing modern diagnostic equipment at Kapsabet County Referral Hospital in order to boost access. The Governor, H.E. Dr. Cleophas Lagat, made an impromptu visit to the facility this afternoon to familiarize himself with the latest developments and was received by the Medical Superintendent Dr. Ishmael Aiyabei among other senior officers.

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