COUNTY GOVERNMENT ENDEAVOURS TO ENHANCE SAFETY FOR ITS PEOPLE
The County Government of Nandi, through the department of Administration, Public Service and e-Government, has always prioritized on the the safety of its citizens.
Through the Fire and Disaster unit, it is looking forward to making Nandi county a safer place. It is doing this through the continuous safety awareness to the general public and providing support especially in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and post disaster recovery.
Among other initiatives put in place to steer the County Disaster unit achieve its set objectives includes equipping the unit, training of the staff and even the general public on safe practices, precautionary measures and disaster management
The department is also working in collaboration with the ICT and e-government sub sector in the ongoing establishment of toll free call centre that will enable the public to raise concerns and make requests especially in times of emergency.
Speaking during a capacity building and enhancement training session for the staff in the disaster management unit facilitated by specialists from fire and electrical safety, the CO for Administration and Decentralized units, Scolastica Tuwei, said that the team will be moving out to the public and more so to the institutions of learning and risk prone areas to inspect and assess on disaster preparedness as well as train them on matters of disaster management.
Terik Ward MCA, Hon. Osborn Komen, also present in the session, congratulated the department’s efforts in ensuring safety of the people especially during emergencies through quick response, rescue and recovery.
Also present were Lorreine Jerono-head of disaster management, Boaz Too-Assistant director public works unit, Lordvico Too- public works officer, David Cheserek- public works fire safety officer, Joshua Tiparo-Clinical psychologist and sheila chepngeno- public works officer.