Category: NEWS

19 Jan
By: Evans Sirma 0

NANDI COUNTY PITCH COMPETITION

The Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, led by CEC Elly Kurgat is delighted to ANNOUNCE to the Nandi County Youth of this exciting collaboration with Nancy Mwirotsi and StartUpAfrica.

THE OPPORTUNITY:1st Annual StartUpAfrica Nandi County Pitch Competition for Nandi County-based startup entrepreneurs to identify innovative solutions for the agriculture sector in Nandi. Entrants gain practical insights about starting and growing a business, while using the comprehensive small business resources available at the County and National level.
The expected outcome of the Pitch is to select winning solutions that can lead to new products, programs, projects and processes by youth Agripreneurs that can be implemented in the County.

PITCH AREAS OF FOCUS:
This call for proposals is open to individuals or teams who wish to submit innovative ideas in any of the following 2 areas of Agribusiness:
i) Innovations in ICT for Agriculture and Agri-business
ii) Agricultural production, storage, processing and distribution solutions

ELIGIBILITY:
The StartUpAfrica Pitch Competition is open to all Kenyan, Nandi youth between the ages of 18 – 35.

A short-list of 25 agripreneurs will be selected from the online submissions and will be invited to a pre-Forum boot camp for coaching and pitching on January 19, 2018 in Nandi County.
Staff from partner organizations are excluded from submitting business concept proposals.

REGISTRATION:
Register your team (minimum 2 and maximum 4 members)Submit your concepts/proposals via email to pitch@startupafrica.org

Use the following format for your submission <TEAMNAME_CONCEPT TITLE>.

Deadline for Submission: January 26, 2018 at midnight EAT.

Visit www.startupafrica.org/pitchafrica/nandi for more details.

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19 Jan
By: Evans Sirma 0

The Governor presiding over the launch of Medical Equipment and the Delivery of Drugs

H.E Governor Stephen K. Sang presided over the launch of Medical Equipment and the delivery of drugs and medical supplies to Kabirirsang dispensary in Kilibwoni ward, Emgwen Constituency. During the launch the Governor who was accompanied by Health CEC Mrs. Ruth Koech said the County Government of Nandi will continue to engage various partners and stakeholders in order to strengthen healthcare. The medical equipment was donated by Finland-based Kenyan Stanley Samoei. #TransformingNandi

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19 Jan
By: Evans Sirma 0

Governor signing a Memorandum of Understanding between Rivatex East Africa Limited and the County Government of Nandi

This morning H.E Governor Stephen K. Sang signed a Memorandum of Understanding between Rivatex East Africa Limited and the County Government of Nandi towards the establishment of tailoring units, provision of technical assistance and training of county staff. The MoU will also ensure the supply of hospital linen, patients uniform and labcoats. #TransformingNandi

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19 Jan
By: Evans Sirma 0

Governor signing a Memorandum of Understanding(MOU) between the County Government of Nandi and Export Processing Zone

This morning H.E Stephen K. Sang represented the County Government of Nandi during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding(MOU) between the County Government of Nandi and Export Processing Zone Authority(EPZA) paving way for the establishment of EPZ in Chemase, Tinderet constituency. The Export Processing Zone (EPZ) will attract foreign investment and create jobs. EPZ will also promote value addition and boost use of local raw materials.. #TransformingNandi

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19 Jan
By: Evans Sirma 0

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON ON EXPORT PROCESSING ZONE IN CHEMASE

County Executive Committee Members Dr. Kiplimo Lagat(Trade), Alfred Lagat(Finance), Jacob Tanui(Lands), Stanley Baliach(Education), Elly Kurgat(Sports and Youth Affairs) and County Legal Advisor George Tarus interacted with Chemase ward residents led by area MCA Hon. Hillary Serem to chart way forward on the establishment of an Export processing zone in the area.
This comes ahead of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding(MOU) between the County Government of Nandi and EPZA which will take place on 15th Jan 2018 starting at 10 a.m at the county Headquarters.
The establishment of EPZ will promote and facilitate export oriented investment and apart from economic growth that will uplift livehoods, it will create employment opportunities for locals #TransformingNandi

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20 Dec
By: Evans Sirma 0

The County Government of Nandi to benefit from Kshs 164 Million grant from European Union

The County Government of Nandi will benefit from Kshs 164 Million grant from European Union to implement a solid waste management strategy,promote agro-forestry, establish green spaces as well as planting trees along the Nandi Escarpment.
This was after the County presented a concept on Water towers protection and climate change mitigation and adaptation programme.

CEC for Lands, Environment and Natural resources Jacob Tanui today attended a workshop on Sensitization and Planning for Conditional Grants to Counties.

Present at the workshop were Cabinet Secretary for Environment Prof. Judy Wakhungu and European Union representative Alain Castermans.#TransformingNandi

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13 Dec
By: Evans Sirma 0

CEC,LENR and county officials at Uasin Gishu County (the disputed land claimed by Leserkech self help Group in Mlango)

The County Government of Nandi through the CEC,LENR Mr.Jacob Tanui led a delegation of county officials to meet their counterparts from Uasin Gishu County at the disputed land claimed by Leserkech self help Group in Mlango which is the source of water for the giant Lelmokwo water supply project. The project has had a dispute for sometime over compensation of land where the project sits since 1973. Lake Victoria North Water service Board intends to expand the existing infrastructure to serve more residents of both Nandi and Uasin Gishu Counties.
According to the feasibility study, the project will be done in two phases. The 1st phase will cost Kshs 1.2 billion and will include the construction of a treatment plant, a pump house , two storage tanks and 39km distribution network.
The project will benefit Mlango, lelmokwo, Mosoriot, Airport, Kapseret and Langas areas.
Nandi County CEC Member for Lands, Environment and Natural Resources, Jacob Tanui emphasized on the need for both counties to work in harmony as the project cuts across both Counties and on the need to follow the intergovernmental Relations Act 2012, ” its high time we recognize that the two counties are distinct and inter dependent and therefore theres need to conduct mutual relations on the basis of consultation and cooperation”, he said.
He further urged LVNWSB through the design consultants to ensure proper procedures are undertaken when compensating the affected residents.”Public participation is key as the community will understand the importance of the project and even own it” he added.

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13 Dec
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Crop diversification can be used as a strategy to address food and nutrional security

Crop diversification can be used as a strategy to address food and nutrional security. Today, CEC Agriculture and Cooperative Development Mr Wilson Taiy visited various potato farmers in Kipsirgo/ Cheptuing’eny, Kimwogi, Cheplalachbei village in Lessos Ward and Oldoldol Youth Group in Chepkunyuk Ward ,Nandi Hills Sub County.
The CEC urged the farmers to transition from subsistence farming to income – generating agriculture. He also called on the farmers in the various groups to join Cooperative Societies so as to easily access financial credits, improve their products and reduce the cost of acquiring inputs.
The County government of Nandi through the Department of Agriculture and Co operative Development has stepped up efforts to promote and revamp societies in the County #TransformingNandi

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05 Dec
By: Evans Sirma 0

GOVERNMENT CONSIDERS PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED PERSONS IN APPOINTMENTS

Today Naomi Jepkorir, who is physically challenged, received her appointment letter from the Public Service Board as a Gender Development Officer. Secretary to the Public Service Board Esther Letting and Chief of Staff Priscilla Rono had earlier in the morning visited her at her home in Kundos. Her appointment is in line with a pledge by H.E Governor Stephen K. Sang to increase employment opportunities for Persons Living with Disabilities(PWDs). #TransformingNandi

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05 Dec
By: Evans Sirma 0

NANDI COUNTY HOLDS MEDICAL CAMP FOR INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES

Special Olympics Kenya in conjunction with County Government of Nandi today conducted an health screening excercise at ACK Aldai Girls Secondary School, Aldai sub county, in an event that graced by Nandi Deputy Governor Dr. Yulita Cheruiyot.

The screening excercise is aimed at providing vital health services to intellectually disabled residents under a programme dubbed “Health Athlete”.

“Health Athlete,” is a key programme that SOK conducts which tend to ensure that the athletes are in good health and well trained as they engage in year round competitions.

Under the programme, the services offered to enable the athlete be fit and ready for competition include; health promotion, which enhances better health and well being through education on nutrition , physical fitness, blood pressure, bone mineral density and determining body mass index. Healthy hearing is also carried out which involves in-depth testing close to their homes, evaluation and recommendation of treatment or referral. Another vital course is vision examination which allows impaired athletes to be given prescriptions of glasses and sport goggles.

Despite this noble course there are still some hindrances when it comes to exposure of children with disabilities, with stigma being a major concern . However the Deputy Governor said the county government of Nandi in conjunction with Special Olympics Kenya will conduct an awareness campaign to enable the parents bring out their children for help and support.

Health CEC Ruth C. Koech said the awareness will help ensure all people with intellectual disabilities are registered so that they can benefit from the Special Olympics programmes.

Special Olympic Kenya CEO Susan Manila said her organization kicked off the awareness in a bid to dispel negative prejudice and discrimination that discourage people with intellectual disabilities and instead foster inclusiveness.

Also present at the event were Nandi County Assembly Majority Leader David Koech, CEC Sports Elly Kurgat, Special Olympics Africa Millicent Akoth and SOK regional representative Rhoda Kitany.

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