Month: July 2016

28 Jul
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COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF NANDI DRILLS BOREHOLES TO CURB WATER SHORTAGE

The County Government of Nandi through the Department of Water and in conjunction with Lake Victoria North Water Services Board has drilled two boreholes which will boost water supply in Mosoriot and Kabiemit markets .

Residents of the two trading centres have for a long time been faced with the problem of accessing clean water at their convenience, but with the newly drilled boreholes, they will enjoy the privilege of having clean water at their doorstep.

The County Executive in charge of Water and Natural Resources Dr. John Kipkorir Chumo who is also the Chairman of CECs in charge of Environment in Kenya said that the boreholes shall be operated by solar panels which will be installed.

“The two boreholes will add to several water projects we are already undertaking in the areas affected by water scarcity in Nandi county. Mosoriot borehole will yield up to 4,000 litres of water per hour whereas Kabiemit borehole will yield 9,000 litres per hour,” added Dr. Chumo.

He also urged the residents to make use of the rain by harvesting water for use in dry seasons.

Nandi Governor Dr. Cleophas Lagat said sinking of the boreholes will improve water supply to the residents of Mosoriot, Kabiemit and its environs and that water challenge will be a thing of the past in the next three months.

“Our people need water to ensure security to end poverty, to fight disease and maintain health, we need more safe water,” Dr. Lagat said.

He said his administration has invested heavily in providing water noting that access to safe water is a basic human right. He also stressed the importance of water in life, noting that it was the reason his government was committing a big chunk of its resources to achieving it.

Governor Lagat said his government was keen on fulfilling one of its campaign pledges of ensuring that each household has access to clean potable water in 10 years time.

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28 Jul
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COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF NANDI TO PARTNER WITH BANGLADESH GOVERNMENT.

Deputy Governor of Nandi, Dominic Biwott today received a delegation from Bangladesh Government who are willing to partner with Nandi county.

Speaking during the event, the Bangladesh Minister applauded the efforts by the local farmers and Kabiyet Dairies co-operatives Ltd. “The visit will give us the knowledge required to improve milk production”, he said, noting that Banglesh suffers a milk deficit of 56%.

The board Chairman of Kabiyet Dairies co Mr Abraham Magut stole the show to highlight their future plans which included purchasing and installing a milk processing plant to curb farmer exploitation by other processors.

Those present during the event included Nandi County Agriculture CEC, CO, representatives of Heifer International Co.
Among the delegates included Mr. Mohammad Asaduzzaman,permanent secretary ministry of Fisheries and Livestock.

Also Present is state minister in charge of Fisheries and livestock Narayon Chandra and Nandi county Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries CEC Mary Ng’elechei.
Dr. Mahbub Alam,project director to Kenya makes his remarks.

The team later visited Kabiyet dairies.

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28 Jul
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DIGITAL MARKETING TRAINING PROGRAM

The Digital Marketing Training program is currently underway at Kapsabet Town Hall.The program is a County Government Initiative aimed at enhancing the fundamentals of digital marketing to young people and and entrepreneurs’ throughout the County.

This program is designed to give learners the basics of digital marketing. The program is facilitated by Digify Bytes.

Digify Bytes is a unique one/two-day workshop delivered by Livity Africa, sponsored by Google SSA. The program is designed to give learners a short shot of digital marketing skills in an effort to grow your business, increase employability or build your own personal brand. The programme is offered in Nigeria, South Africa and

 


 

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28 Jul
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DEPUTY COUNTY BOSS OFFICIATES THE OPENING OF KOISEGEM CATTLE DIP IN TINDIRET WARD, TINDIRET CONSTITUENCY.

The County Government of Nandi with the help of H. E Dominic Biwott today officiated the opening of the new cattle dip in Koisegem location.

The Deputy Governor congratulated the local farmers for the good quality of cattle reared in the area and urged them to make use of the AI services offered to them by the County Government at a subsidized price of kshs 100.
“Our Government is committed to improving dairy farming in the region, that is why we have procured over 30000 AI seeds for our farmers across the county”. He added.

H. E Biwott urged the youth to register companies so as to benefit from the 30% contracts set aside for them and encouraged them to borrow a leaf from the Matir Holdings Ltd., a company owned by youthful enterpreneurs that benefited from the tender to put up the cattle dip.

On matters agriculture, the deputy Governor reinstated the government’s tireless effort to upgrade the livelihoods of the people of Nandi by issuing them with coffee seedlings, ” We are giving out 170000 coffee seedlings to the farmers and a coffee processing factory will be build in Tindiret and this will ensure job opportunities for the youth” He said.

Present during the event were Teresa Chepkwony, Agriculture CEC Mary Ng’elechei, Area MCA Kipkirui chepkwony, Nandi Hills sub county admininistrator Mr Ruto.

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28 Jul
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NANDI COUNTY DEPUTY GOVERNOR, DOMINIC BIWOTT HAS COMMISIONED KAPKOROS MATERNITY WING IN KAPCHORUA WARD, NANDI HILLS SUB COUNTY

Nandi County Deputy Governor, Dominic Biwott has commisioned Kapkoros maternity wing in Kapchorua Ward, Nandi hills sub county. During The function which was attended by various county officials including Chief Officer Health and sanitation Dr. Edward Serem, the residents were urged to work hard and ensure that the facilities and drugs are well used.

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28 Jul
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NANDI COUNTY GOVERNMENT DONATES INCUBATORS TO KAPKOROS/KAPCHORWA WARD POULTRY FARMERS

Kapkoros/Kapchorwa Ward poultry farmers have a reason to smile after Nandi County government donated incubators to Kapkoros Cooperative and Ainapngetuny Cooperative societies on Monday. Nandi Deputy Governor Dominic Biwott donated the incubators to the poultry farmers at Kapkoros & Labuywo market. He was accompanied by CEC Cooperative Development Mr. Paul Rop, CEC Agriculture Mrs. Mary Ngelechei, CO Health Dr. Serem and Kapchorwa Ward MCA Hon. DC Rotich.

The chairman of Ainapngetuny Cooperative Mr. Stanley Rotich said that the incubators will help the farmers bolster the poultry sector which is one of the economic activities in the region.

“This cooperative has a total of 120 members who are all into poultry farming on a full time basis. The incubators donated to us by Nandi County Government will bolster this sector which is going to be the largest in this region,” he said.

The Deputy Governor said that the donation was to enable the farmers increase production and sell their own eggs.

“The poultry industry in Nandi county has immense potential and that is why we have donated the incubators so that we help our people produce and sell their own eggs. One incubator hatches 528 chicks in 21 days,” said Biwott.

The County deputy boss also distributed 12,000 coffee seedlings to Lengon Cooperative society and later laid a foundation stone for the construction of Kapkoros Maternity wing.

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20 Jul
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NANDI COUNTY GOVERNOR DR CLEOPHAS LAGAT UNVEILS SIX WEEK ICT TRAINING PROGRAM

Nandi County governor Dr Cleophas Lagat has unveiled a six week ICT training program targeting  TSC employees, public  servants and the community.

The programme which  is a joint  initiative between County government of Nandi  and the National Government through Kenya ICT Training program me, the directorate of Adult and continuing Education,  is the first of kind   aimed at promoting digital literacy skills in the County and will be  conducted at  the six Sub Counties.

Speaking during the event at Kapsabet town Lagat called on residents and particularly the Youth to take advantage of the opportunity to acquire new skills to bridge the ICT gap in County. Information, Communication and Technology remains one of the untapped fields in the County, ‘’ I call upon our residents and more so our Youth to fully participate in these trainings and take advantage of free ICT skills being offered’’ added Lagat.

Further, Dr Lagat   emphasized on the relevance of digital literacy skills as a core component in the contemporary global market, adding that his government was committed in ensuring that development of ICT capacity among the residents   is expedited to maximize on the digital space.

The County government recently adopted automation of its revenue collection system as a measure to boost its revenue collection and  reduce wastage , adding to the list of  few Counties to embrace the technology.

Moreover, the County government is on course to expand the ICT infrastructure in major urban centers across the County, while bolstering investment in training and offering incentives to prospective Internet Service providers in the County, added Lagat.

The entire programme is supported by Wildlife Research and International Expedition who are providing trainers and computers for training. Present during the occasion was deputy governor Dominic Biwott, members of County Executive and other government officials.

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14 Jul
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FREE ICT TRAINING FOR PUBLIC SERVANTS, BUSINESS PEOPLE, TSC EMPLOYEES AND YOUTH

The county government of Nandi in collaboration with directorate of adults and continuing education, Kenya ICT training programme, and Google Africa wishes to welcome you all for FREE ICT TRAINING

The programme will be offered FREE and cover’s the following; Introductions to Computers, Computer Packages, Internet and ICT integration into Commerce, Service delivery, Education etc. The registration fees is Ksh 500.Those who will require certification will sit for Exam at a cost of KSHs 800/= and get certification from Mount Kenya University (MKU).

The six weeks training for Public Servants is planned to be officially launched by H.E. The Governor and the County Commissioner on Tuesday 19th July 10.00am  at Kapsabet Town Hall. All interested Public Servants are requested to fill their details on the attached form so as to facilitate planning.

For officers in County government contact: J. Keter(HRD) 07254822258 and the National government: G Rutto: 0720872763.

 

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06 Jul
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WILSON SANG ELECTED NANDI COUNTY ASSEMBLY DEPUTY SPEAKER

Chepkumia Ward Member of County Assembly (MCA) Wilson Kipkirui Sang was on Tuesday elected Deputy Speaker of the Nandi County Assembly.

Sang polled 36 votes beating Terik Ward MCA Thoma Martin who got five votes and Kaptumo-Kaboi MCA Josphat Tarbei who garnered two votes in the voting held in the Assembly Tuesday afternoon.

The Assembly was holding the elections to fill the Deputy Speaker’s position which fell vacant after the death of Hesbon Metto.

Sang bounced back in style to clinch the coveted position.

Speaking after being declared the winner by the Assembly Clerk Barnabas Koskei,Sang said his election was a clear indication that Nandi residents are proud and confident of his development record.

He thanked MCAs for trusting his leadership style and promised to ensure quality bills are passed in the assembly.

He at the same time assured Chepkumia residents of more development, adding that the responsibility before him is huge but he is upto the task.

“Though the responsibility is demanding, I am upto the task. I will develop Chepkumia and Nandi at large,”said Sang.

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04 Jul
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H.E THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR DOMINIC BIWOTT WINS 5-KILOMETRE GOTABGAA MARATHON

Nandi County Deputy Governor Dominic Biwott emerged the winner in a 5 kilometer marathon held in Ohio in the United States of America (USA).

The marathon which was organized by the kalenjin community living in the US attracted leaders and Kenyans who were in the US attending the Gotabga investment and social conference.

According to a statement from Gotabgaa Ohio chapter, Biwott emerged the overall winner in the Gotabgaa 5 kilometer marathon beating other leaders from the Kalenjin community who participated in the race.

The Deputy Governor and his Trans Nzoia counterpart Dr Stanley Tarus are in the US to attend the annual Gotabgaa US-Kenya Trade and Investment Conference and competed in the marathon.

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