Monday 30th June 2016 marks another milestone by the County Government of Kakamega as 300 members of staff graduated at the County Headquarters after undergoing a four week rigorous training in Supervisory and Senior Management courses in Mumias Town.
While addressing the graduants at the County Headquarters, Kakamega Governor H.E Hon. Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya said his government endeavors to train all the county staffs with an aim of achieving quality service delivery to the residents.
Governor Oparanya said whereas the Governments should locate 2% of their annual budget to staff training, only 65 million could be provided for the same by the County Government of Kakamega, which is insufficient. He added that despite staff training being a National Government function, County Governments will enhance total quality service delivery to Kenyans through proper capacity building programs. The Governor called on the National Government to meet this need as the Council of Governors (C.O.G) awaits to sign an M.O.U with World Bank ,and staff capacity building to be undertaken soon in Israel.
Other speakers included The Deputy Governor H.E Hon. Prof. Philip Kutima, Director Kenya School of Government – Baringo Dr. Solomon Letangule, The Chairperson County Public Service Board Rhoda Masaviru, the host CEC Public Service and Administration Rachel Okumu and The County – HRM Lawrence Omuhaka, where all of them praised the current working devolution system but challenged the graduants to deliver and strive to surpass set goals.