By David Kimani
Nakuru, Kenya 2nd February, 2016 – Starting tomorrow Wednesday 3rd till mid-April, County Government services will be offered from the head offices of each sub-county.
This outreach programme is expected to go on until the end of the year and will include all the wards. Its main aim is to take the county government closer to the people and interact on a one one basis and to change the way the government has been operating.
‘We want to change our way of working. For the better part of this year, we will take services offered at our headquarters offices to those of the sub-counties and afterwards to all wards. We want the people of Nakuru to participate in the process of governance on issues affecting them’, said Governor Kinuthia Mbugua when he presided over a ceremony of flagging off 75 beneficiaries of Wings to Fly from Nakuru to Nairobi for official commissioning by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
He added this gives a chance to all the people of Nakuru to have their concerns addressed without the hustle of traveling to the county headquarters. Also this avails to the people the opportunity not only to have their issues solved but also a prospect of having a chat face-to-face with Governor Kinuthia Mbugua and also that of advising the Governor and other leaders on the pertinent issues affecting them.
‘Starting 3rd February, we shall set up temporary offices at our sub-county head offices starting with Kuresoi South, I will have my own temporary office, the Deputy Governor, all departments led by their respective CeCs and MCAs will do the same. This set-up will be like the one in our headquarters’ offices. We will serve the people from 8 am -5 am just like in a normal office’, said Governor Mbugua.
He added that this methodology is a key output in sensitizing the people of the scope of the mandate of the county government and also inculcate the significance of the office of the Governor and that of the MCA’s at the county level through projects done.
In each sub-county in between February and April, two days in a week will be expended for this outreach programme. The programme is kicking off tomorrow at Kuresoi South Sub-County Offices in Olenguruone.
It will be followed by Kuresoi North (10-11 February), Molo (17-18), Njoro (24-25), Rongai (2-3 March), Subukia (9-10), Bahati (16-17), Gilgil (23-24), Naivasha (30-31), Nakuru West (6-7 April) and lastly Nakuru East (13-14).