Nandi Governor Stephen Sang on Friday underlined his record since he took over as the county’s second boss.
Governor Sang said the County has made remarkable accomplishments, created an elated atmosphere in business and investment and reinforced the trust of the business community and investors.
Governor Sang said in agreement with the health workers they all got their promotions and all their delayed salaries. Sang said he had cleared a pending bill of Kshs. 300 million owed to Kenya Medical Supplies.
Sang said he has ensured all patients are treated with utmost care and that action will be taken against any health worker found mistreating patients.
He said the County is also focusing on providing quality health care to Persons Living with Disabilities.
On agriculture, Governor Sang siad he has completed the renovation of 54 cattle dips across the county that were advertised for renovations and awarded in January 2018.
“This will ensure we get rid of tick-borne diseases like East Coast Fever, thus animal productivity will be enhanced; hence our farmers efforts will be rewarded by hefty returns,” said Sang.
He said the county administration has collaborated with relevant stakeholders in the tea and coffee sectors in exploring means to carry out tea and coffee value addition.
“Efforts meant to reduce operational and supply chain costs and effectively market our tea and coffee internationally are in place and already Great Rift Coffee Factory has set base in Mlango area, and many more investments will be coming to the County,”said Sang.
Governor Sang said his administration had singed an agreement with Rivatex that will create job opportunities within the County by producing school uniforms for ECDs centers, Primary and Secondary Schools and garments for hospitals and staff.
In his speech, the Governor said he has purchased road machinery to enable the county government carry out more roads maintenance, improvement of works and to allow for quick response to emergency works.
“My focus is to strengthen the road network in all parts of the couty to aid economic development across the county,”he said pointing out that over 471 Kms of roads being graded and over 240 Kms have been gravelled.
The County boss said he has sought to address the plight of squatters by ensuring survey and titling of Tartar Farms, Kapsabet Swahili village, Kiboswa Trading centre, Romorio Farm, Kipkaren Sallient(Laboret), Orkokit farm and Kiptegat farm.
“The National Land Commission led by Commissioner Sammy Tororei have visited Nandi and have received vital information from Nyando Valley, Nandi Tuimur and Nandi Royal Trust,”added the County boss.
He said the Education department undertook the construction of 60 ECDE centres (two per ward), a centre comprising of two classrooms, an office and a store and the county expects the works to be completed by end of August to pave way for another round of construction of the same number.
He said his administration had issued out cheques amounting to a total of kshs. 34,797,845 for Secondary and Vocational students. The remaining Kshs. 25,202,154 will go for university, college and students with special needs to make the total disbursement to Kshs. 60 million.
Governor Sang had earlier this year been ranked as the best Govenor in the North Rift region, coming in third nationwide.
According to recent polls, Nandi was ranked among the county’s which received additional cash from the Treasury for exercising fiscal discipline.
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