MAKUENI COUNTY DELEGATION ARRIVES IN KAKAMEGA FOR BENCHMARKING

A delegation from Makueni County led by Deputy Speaker Hon. Harrison Mutua and Chief Officer Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Mary Mbenge today afternoon paid a courtesy call to H.E. Governor Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya at the County Government headquarters. The team is in the County to benchmark on among other issues, conservation of forests and water catchment areas.

H.E. the Governor welcomed the team and thanked them for choosing Kakamega as their destination to learn of new and different ideas. He said Kakamega as a county was doing well in devolution and delivery of services to mwananchi and gladly welcomed other counties to learn and invest in the county. “Benchmarking among counties is healthy and progressive as provided for by the Council of Governors. We will now also plan to visit Makueni county and other counties as well to be equipped with new ideas on how to improve our service delivery to the people,’’ he said. The Governor said his government has rolled up the 2017-2022 Master Plan to guide on among others, implementation of water and environment related issues including conservation of forests and water catchment areas as well as provision of safe and clean piped water in every household by his government before the year 2022.

Makueni County Assembly Deputy Speaker and head of delegation Hon. Harrison Mutua thanked Governor Oparanya for being a champion in devolution and said Kakamega county was chosen by their county due to the already established, operational and much talked about water and environmental structures and policies laid down by Governor Oparanya’s government.

CECM Water, Environment and Natural Resources Baraza Wangwe also attended the meeting together with his Chief Officers Joseck Maloba and Palapala Muteshi. Also present was the Chief of Staff Robert Sumbi and Makueni County Chief Officer Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Mary Mbenge among other government officers.