The Ministry of Social Services, Youth, Women Empowerment, Sports and Culture Thursday held a workshop with key stakeholders to review the Kakamega County Disability Bill. The stakeholders included Members of County Assembly, representatives of People With Disabilities (PWDs) and Senior Government officers among others.
The host County Executive Member Mr. Kassim Were who graced the workshop said the County provides fair and equal services to PWDs noting that the bill will enhance efficiency in service delivery.
“Several policies are in the pipeline; this will provide a clear roadmap of our activities as a Ministry,” he said.
Kakamega County Assembly Labour Committee Chairperson Hon. Jason Lutomia challenged the teams to fast-track the process of reviewing the bill so that it can move to the next stage.
Chief Officer CPA John Imbogo encouraged the teams to keenly examine the document so as to come up with an elaborate bill. He expressed optimism that the bill will address the plight of People With Disabilities in Kakamega County.
Chief Officer Service Delivery and Advisory Unit Dr. Phitalis Masakhwe implored on the Ministry to seek collaborations with development partners to bridge the existing gaps in funding.
Also in attendance were Members of County Assembly, Deputy County Secretary Mr. Joshua Kutekha, Ag. County Attorney Madam Vivian Mmbaka, Advisors Mr. Musa Chibole and Mr. Mophat Mandela, Chairperson Kakamega County PWD Caucus Lucy Mulombi and the Ag. Director Social Services Madam Yvonne Atsenga, among other officers.