YOUTH URGED TO PARTICIPATE ACTIVELY IN THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS TO FOSTER GOOD GOVERNANCE
The County Government of Nandi is enhancing citizen participation in decision making in public forums.
The primary objective of devolution is to enhance service delivery to the people through citizen participation. This is also meant to improve government responsiveness to local needs and accountability for public spending.
Speaking during a public participation forum on the County Annual Development Plan (CADP) held at the St. Peters Catholic Church, Kapsabet Ward in Emgwen Sub County, Youth, Sports and Arts CEC Elly Kurgat said that the youth are critical in bringing about social and political transformation not only in Nandi but also globally.
He challenged the youth to actively take part in deliberating public issues.
According to the CEC, the youth are the most energetic and informed group hence the need for them to explicitly participate in all governance programmes.
“The youth must have the ability to analyse situational issues to come up with logical and critical contributions,” he said.
“Let us adopt the blank sheet strategy where we engage with communities in creating better living environments. This move will promote inclusivity and stir up innovation and participation of youth,” he said.
Kurgat also urged the youths to be their brother’s keeper by ensuring that they empower and uplift each other.
Also present at the event were the Kapsabet Ward Administrator and other senior county officials.