News Categories: Administration, Public Service and e-Government

14 Nov
By: Evans Sirma 2 30

LIST OF THE SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES

We refer to our advertisement that appeared in the daily newspapers on 11th October 2018 seeking applications for various positions in the County Public Service. The Board is pleased to invite the shortlisted candidates for interviews as indicated here.
You can also download the list here
Addendum List
We wish all the candidates the best as they prepare for the interviews.

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13 Nov
By: Cornelius Kipkoech 0 0

NEW BOARD FOR KAPSABET MUNICIPALITY UNVEILED

Nandi Governor Stephen Sang has officially inaugurated  the Kapsabet Municipality Board that is expected to oversee provision of quality services to residents.

This comes after the County Assembly approved a motion for conferment of the status of  Municipality on Kapsabet Town. This paved way for the grant of the Municipality Charter on September 24, 2018, during the launch of the Big Four Agenda graced by H.E Deputy President William Ruto.

The Board Members are Dr. Charles Lagat, Emily Sigot, Donald Koros who will represent Persons Living with Disabilities, Janet Jeruto (the Youth), Kasmir Sang (Informal Sector/Kiosk Operators Association), Aileen  Laitobir (Local Urban Forum -Nandi), Ruth Koech (Neighborhood Association/ Land Owners Forum-Nandi), Geoffrey Koros ( Professional Association), and David Kiptoo Busienei( Private Sector/Chamber of Commerce).

David Sum was also inaugurated as the Municipality Manager and sits on the Board.

Kapsabet  Municipality covers Kiminda, Kipture, Kabirirsang, Kipsigak, Kamobo,Chemundu,Chepterit and Kaptildil areas where the defucnt Kapsabet Municipal Council used to Cover.

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13 Nov
By: Cornelius Kipkoech 0 0

GOVERNOR SANG ADOPTS PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING IN A BID TO ENHANCE SERVICE DELIVERY

Top County government employees have signed a performance contract  that set performance targets for every employee in the line of duty.

According to the Governor, The performance contract will be a tool for monitoring and evaluating individual employee performance which is key in ensuring fulfillment of set County government development objectives.

“We want to place every employee on the track of our transformation agenda and by signing this contracts, we are calling for due diligence, commitment, personal responsibility and self sacrifice in offering service to the public”. sang said

“The collective achievement of these the set targets gives an opportunity for high level of service delivery and every public servant will be accountable for the results after assessment and evaluation”. He added

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10 Nov
By: Remmy Butia 0 0

GOVERNOR SANG TO INAUGURATE KAPSABET MUNICIPALITY BOARD

Kapsabet town residents will soon receive better services following the inauguration of Kapsabet Municipality Board members that will oversee the affairs of the urban areas.

The inauguration of the municipality board will be held on Monday November 12 at the county department of Sports grounds in a ceremony to be presided over by Nandi Governor Stephen Sang.

This will mark the beginning of a new era in the running of the municipality and towns in general.

Kapsabet Municipality boundary shall cover locations of Kaptildil, Chepterit, Chemundu, Kamobo, Kiminda, Kipture, Kipsigak and Kabirsang.

The objectives set to be achieved by the Municipality include promotion, regulation and provision of refuse collection and solid Waste Management Services, Promotion and Provision of water and sanitation services and infrastructure (in areas within the Municipality not served by a water and sanitation provider), Construction and Maintenance of urban roads and associated infrastructure, Construction and Maintenance of storm drainage and flood controls, Construction and Maintenance of walkways and other non-motorized transport infrastructure, construction and maintenance of recreational parks and green spaces, Construction and Maintenance of street lighting, Construction, Maintenance and Regulation of traffic controls and parking facilities, Construction and maintenance of bus stands and taxi stands and regulation of outdoor advertising and ensuring that the County Government of Nandi is provided with guidance and capacity building to enable it establish and operate urban Management Institutions for its urban areas.

The County government of Nandi has gazetted the ‘Nandi County Municipal Charter’. With this, there are great expectations geared towards transforming the Urban areas through proper Urban Planning and Management.

Nandi County has met the minimum conditions and qualifies for Urban Institutional Grant grants of 40 million and 177 million Urban Development Grant under the Kenya Urban Support Program. These are key enablers in achieving quality and affordable housing as a pillar in the big four agenda and therefore all efforts by the County Government of Nandi are put in place for its achievement.

A view of Kamobo Location

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05 Nov
By: Phoebe Jeruto 0 2

NANDI RESORTS TO PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING IN BID TO BOOST SERVICE DELIVERY.

In in order to improve performance in the public sector, the County Government of Nandi is consolidating its plans to implement performance management to all County government employees.

In a three day workshop hosted by AHADI Kenya with the County leadership  in Naivasha last week, the county has   developed guidelines in developing a framework, creating work plans, set targets, and later the signing of performance contract ahead of the roll out of the performance contracting exercise later this year.

The County government of Nandi will also establish a performance contracting unit, with a representative from every department to a steer and manage the whole process.

This will create a correlation between planning and implementation and even give room for appraisal and recognition of public servants who excel in service delivery.

Performance management is important in public service for the purpose of first tracking strategic plans, setting and achievement of targets; enhance accountability as well as creating fair and accurate impression on performance. Performance contracting (PC) is one of the tools for achieving efficient and effective performance management. It is a process with its stages starting from identification of targets, vetting and signing, implementation, monitoring and reporting and eventually evaluation and release of results.

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31 Oct
By: Phoebe Jeruto 0 2

PIONEERING TECHNOLOGY

Preserving our heritage, pioneering technology.

‘Preserving our heritage, pioneering technology’ is the theme for connected summit 2018. Connected summit is a platform that brings together industry players from the private sector, public sector and academia by offering a platform where the industry players, government, innovators and other stakeholders mingle freely, share and exchange ideas on how ICT can continue to be a catalyst of service delivery to citizens. Close to ten years, the summit has continued to tackle many topical issues in the ICT industries.

This year, the summit is engaging its stakeholders in providing solutions on the use of ICT to attain the big four agenda as well as create a networking opportunity for the government, investors and even students. Among its objectives are: to review progress and achievements in the sector in the last decade; share knowledge, case studies, best practice and lessons learnt based on experiences; develop and recommend policy, regulatory and operational interventions where necessary; Charter a future Kenya of economic prosperity using ICTs based on review of achievements and lessons learnt in both public and private sector; and provide a platform for meaningful networking that will result in fruitful relationships that contribute to economic development.

Out of this year’s summit, the list of expectations include: increased number of locally assembled devices at the JKUAT & Moi university assembly plants, which have both rolled out the over 200,000 digital learning devices distributed to learners in all corners of the country under the Digital Literacy Program; utilization of the NOFBI infrastructure to enable health institutions, countrywide, to share data and create healthcare management systems and so improve efficient institutions as well as using ICTs to enable farmers get value for their produce through tracking of their products right from harvesting to the payment and so cut off brokers and middle men who eat into their profit margins.

These summits have always been the birth of many innovations especially in the public service sector such as: Huduma, e- citizen, Digital Literacy Program and the National ICT Master Plan. This year, the summit managed to launch the huduma whitebox portal which is an initiative by the government through the ministry of ICT geared towards catalyzing the successful growth of local ventures to world class status by creating a channel for anyone who wants to sell/ suggest a product or idea to government. While doing this, priority will be given to products that focus on the Big four Agenda and address government priorities and challenges.

According to the ICT and Innovation CS Joe Mucheru, White Box targets to link these groups of people, and create a space where they can gather and brainstorm ideas and innovations that can be tested by experts in the government. If feasible, the ideas can then be absorbed in whichever sector they purpose to serve and the citizens are therefore encouraged to participate.

The county governments are the destinations of these innovations and projects and its stakeholders should therefore be part of these summits. The county government of Nandi managed to send its stakeholders from the ICT sub sector to be part of this summit that will ensure the great ideas, innovations and other ICT projects are implemented in Nandi County. The residents of Nandi county especially the youth are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities brought about by the huduma whitebox.

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20 Sep
By: Luiz Kipkoech Patrick 0 0

Ruto to preside over Governor Sang’s Big 4 Launch

Governor Stephen Sang will on Monday host the Deputy President William Ruto during the launch of his Big 4 agenda.

Governor Sang has aligned his Big 4 agenda to President Kenyatta’s Big 4 agenda that comprises of Universal Health, Food Security, Manufacturing and Affordable Housing.

In health, Deputy President William Ruto will commission the MRI and Renal Unit, a stand by generator and inspect progress of the refurbishing of the Nyayo wards at Kapsabet referral hospital.

Sang in his first year in office, has invested a lot in the health sector and there is notable progress in the department and aligning his health sector to that of the President’s agenda will go a long way in ensuring that Nandi County’s health sector is among the best in the country.

Ruto will also flag off 44 Motorcycles acquired by the county Government and given to AI officers to ease their movement while offering subsidized AI services to Nandi farmers.This is in bid to boost the Dairy farming sector within the county.

The County Government has also acquired 5 Milk coolers that will be distributed to Dairy cooperatives from across the county.

During the event, Ruto will also Inspect progress works at the Modern Residential athletic camp being put up by the county, Issue 21,300 title deeds and witness the Conferment of Kapsabet town as a municipality.

Governor Sang will also unveil his one year scorecard and enumerate to the residents what his administration has been doing in its first year in office.

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30 Aug
By: admin 0 0

Public participation training and mentorship of stakeholders.

All public processes ranging from policy making, legislative process and ultimate decision making require the participation of the people. Public participation therefore a constitutional mandate of the government and is a guaranteed process that promote democracy by providing the public with the opportunity to take part in decision making process as stated in Article 118 (1) (b) and 196(1) (b) of the constitution of Kenya.

H.E Dr Yulita Cheruiyot giving her remarks.

Public participation entails informing, consulting, involving, collaborating and empowering the public and therefore gives the citizens a meaningful opportunity to participate. The process of public participation with its main beneficiaries being the public, is based on the belief that those who are affected by a decision have a right to be involved in the decision making process. It strengthens democracy, good governance, promotes transparency, enhances legitimacy and improves quality of decisions and policies.

For effectiveness in the process of public participation and citizen engagement in the counties, the stakeholders need to be enlightened in all aspects of the process. Agile and Harmonized Assistance for Devolved Institutions (AHADI) Kenya is helping the counties in strengthening public participation through training and mentorship. Nandi County, being one of the 22 counties already benefiting from the AHADI capacity building programme, is putting in place better mechanisms for effective public participation.

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This capacity building programme kicks off with the training of Sub County, Ward administrators and legal officers in a seminar which was officially opened by the Deputy Governor Dr. Yulita Cheruiyot at Eden spring Hotel, Kapsabet. This seminar which commenced on 29th August is set to end on 31st August 2018 and some of the topics trained by AHADI Kenya are: reasons for public participation, public engagement and documentation, Public Expenditure Management (PEM), legal framework, stake holders analysis and mapping, county structure for managing public participation and public participation reporting. The training will also be extended to the directors, Chief Officers and the County Executive Committee Members (CECM) as part of the stakeholders.

 

A section of trainees during a session

The county government of Nandi shall put more emphasis on public participation, which is a legal threshold and good practice, by building participatory mechanisms for effective service delivery to the people of Nandi. #TugaTai

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10 Aug
By: admin 0 0

Nandi County celebrates The International Youth Week as opportunities for the youth are unveiled by Governor Stephen Sang

Unemployment is an alarming challenge that has seen educated youth waste away in so many struggles due to the limited job opportunities. The annual graduations that are highly celebrated, be they certificates, diplomas or degrees carry a lot of joy for excellence only for them to mutate into anxiety and restlessness soon after due to the limited job market. Youth end up taking any available opportunities to make ends meet.
The County Government of Nandi through various departments is intentional in addressing the challenges facing the youth in Nandi County.
As the International Youth Week comes to wrap up, the county government is set to unbundle the opportunities that seek to improve the state of the youthful population. The Department of Public Service has unveiled 400 internship opportunities for the youth across the county. This is in line with Governor Stephen Sang’s manifesto that pledged to create internship opportunities for the youth so as to enable them acquire the necessary skills and experience as they enhance their professional growth.

The opportunities that do not require any past working experience is open to any youth with a certificate, diploma or degree from a reputable institution. This will ensure that skilled and deserving youth who may not have had an opportunity to work after their schooling get a chance to work and acquire the required experience as they also serve Nandi County. The interns will be paid a stipend of between Ksh. 8,000 and Ksh. 12,000. Applications can be done through <a href=”https://interns.nandi.go.ke”/> https://interns.nandi.go.ke .

The Department of Education on the other has also opened opportunities for 800 ECD teachers whose successful applicants will have an opportunity to serve for at least three years. The opportunities are spread across all wards in the county as listed in the advert here https://www.nandi.go.ke/downloads-2

Among other opportunities set for the youth on this day include enhancement of the 30% Access to Government Procurement Opportunities. Most youth with start-up companies lack capital even after winning the tenders thus affecting the quality of works done. In a bid to bridge this gap, the county government is set to sign an MoU with Youth Enterprise Development Fund so as to increase the uptake of tenders by youths in the various county departments, and linking up with institutions that provide youth friendly loans for LPOs and LSOs.

On to top of this, the county government is heading towards Performance Based Contracting that enable the youth organize themselves and benefit from the County Government’s funds for maintenance of roads in each ward by performing tasks such as bush clearing, drainage opening, installing culverts etc. Contracts under this program will run for a period not less than 1 year and not more than 3 years.The youth has a role in protecting the environment.

The Department of Youth in conjunction with that of Environment is set to offer youth opportunities to benefit from being engaged in planting trees, establish nurseries and supply the seedlings to the county government under an agreed framework.

Among other programs are entrepreneurial training and start-up support, sponsorship for training and acquisition of technical skills and opportunities for scholarships and sponsorship’s based on talent where the county government will identify, exploit and support in the development of youth talent while engaging stakeholders who can extend scholarship opportunities for such talents.

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06 Aug
By: admin 0 2

Nandi County’s ICT industry gets a boost as Sadana Tech Solutions set base in Kapsabet

County Government of Nandi is in great support of young and upcoming investors especially those complementing government strategies in solving the unemployment menace. Through the department of Trade, Investment and industrialization, private organizations are able to be established and run within Nandi County and even globally as a way of utilizing the available skills and resources to earn a better living and even changing the lives of others.

Sadana Tech Solutions Photo by Peter Kiprop

Sadana Tech Solution and Consultancy limited, an ICT investment located in Kapsabet Town, is one of the private investments that are established by residents of Nandi County with the aim of opening up opportunities for students, new graduates and other the tech-enthusiasts (especially system developers) to have their own startups and progress in the ICT field. Sadana tech solutions is owned by David Rop and Elphas Sagas both originating from Baraton, Chesumei Sub-County, with other partners. Having studied and worked in Finland, the partners found it best to come back and invest in their home country and more so the home county, Nandi.

With great experience, knowledge and exposure they acquired during the time abroad, they have established a Technology Centre in kapsabet town. Their main objective is to breach a gap between service providers and clients thus giving an opportunity for startups to market their products. They also offer training and mentorship that prepares individuals to work in the ICT related jobs and how to integrate ICT into other fields. For those wishing to study and venture abroad, Sadana tech solution is one of the places one would get quality guidance in studying and working abroad; It’s also an opportunity for those in diaspora and would like to relocate and invest in our county.

Dr. Kiplimo Lagat (Right) making his remarks during the launch Photo by Peter Kiprop

The CECM for trade and investment, Dr. Kiplimo Lagat, who officially presided over the launching of Sadana Tech Solutions in presence of the CO for ICT and E-government, Mr. Jonathan Misoi, congratulated the founders for their enthusiasm and  their aim of benefiting the locals and improving their livelihoods. Dr. Lagat pointed out that there is need to establish ICT villages within the county and make Nandi an ICT hub. As a result, companies and other counties can outsource labor from Nandi. He further proposed that Sadana can partner with schools and start programming clubs as a way of building a foundation for innovations.  

Mr. Misoi on the other hand stated that Investments like Sadana are actualizing some the county government’s expectations and affirmed that the county government of Nandi is improving the enabling environment for establishments of such startups and investments. Some of these enabling environments are improving their systems for easy licensing and registration and also coming up with policies to govern them.

The County Government of Nandi is looking forward to partnering with such companies to change the lives of the people. It is encouraging individuals of all professions, both within the county and those in diaspora, to use their knowledge, skills, experience and resources to invest in Nandi County. The County’s Department of Trade and Investment in partnership with ICT and e-Government is planning for all the professionals, technology enthusiasts and other stakeholders’ forum to discuss more on such career mentorship, identify other opportunities for the upcoming professionals and making Nandi a techno- driven county.

 

 

 

 

 

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