The County Government of Kakamega, since inception of devolution, has been leading from the front in the implementation of devolved governance system.
On Friday the County through the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and ICT achieved another great milestone by being the first devolved unit in the Country to develop ten year sectorial plans for the period 2023-2032, detailing the County’s targets for each of the ten sectors, guiding medium-term, annual planning and budgeting development as well as service delivery.
In a speech delivered by Economic Planning Chief Officer Mr. Dan Borter during a validation meeting of the sector plans in Kakamega town, the CECM for Finance, Economic Planning and ICT Dr. Beatrice Sabana appreciated all stakeholders for finding time to participate in formulation of the important document since its inception stage.
Through the able leadership of H.E the Governor Dr. FCPA Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya, Dr. Sabana observed, Kakamega has enjoyed exceptional calmness, successful formulation of policies and general development due to aptly laid down structures that have ensured seamless implementation of programmes and projects in the County.
The CEC Member noted that the County decentralised administrative structure has guaranteed enhanced public participation on the Budget and other key documents hence increasing citizenry participation.
“Development of the sector plans will form a critical ten-year planning framework for the County that will feed into the third generation CIDP (2023-2027) as well as other subsequent documents,” she explained.
Kakamega County Secretary and Head of Public Service CPA Amb. James Ochami underscored the need to keenly re-examine the sector plans once again and make positive alterations where necessary before submission of the final document to the County Cabinet for further deliberations.
The CS thanked the stakeholders drawn from the County and National Government, Faith Based Organisations, CBEF, Persons With Disabilities and Youths among others for their commitment towards development of the critical County Planning document.