Category: Agriculture

02 Feb
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COUNTY GOVERNMENT TAKES ITS SERVICES TO THE PEOPLES DOORSTEPS

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.

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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).

ENDS.

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08 Jan
By: Vince 0

Nakuru & China’s Henan Prov. in Pact to Boost Agriculture & Industry.

By Jackie Ruto

8th January, 2016 – The County Government of Nakuru will partner with China’s Henan Province in the fields of agriculture and industrialization in order to uplift the well being of the residents of Nakuru County.

Addressing the media today at the county headquarters after meeting a delegation of Chinese investors from the province, Governor Kinuthia Mbugua said that Henan Province has rich economic background and as such it would be worth for the county of Nakuru to partner with it.

He said that apart from industrial and agricultural co-operation, the two will partner in ICT and food processing considering that Nakuru is an agricultural county.

‘There is need for technical co-operation given the fact that Nakuru has two agricultural based institutions of higher learning and an exchange programme would be of importance to the residents of Nakuru for it would bring in new knowledge,’ said Mbugua.

He said that in the month of April the County Government of Nakuru will set up an exhibition stand in China during the National World Tourism Forum- an opportunity he said will be used to show case investment opportunities available in Nakuru County.

Mbugua noted that the meeting was an agreement in the preliminary stages and a formal memorandum of cooperation will be signed after the tourism forum.

On his part the deputy chairman of the Henan Provincial Committee People’s Political Consultative Conference Mr. Jin Kewen who led the delegation appreciated the diversity of Nakuru County and at the same time said that Henan province would work with the county government of Nakuru for the sake of development.

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The delegation later toured Bedi investments limited which is among the leading fabrics company in Kenya.

Late last year, the County Government signed a bilateral agreement with Ningxia Hui County of China intended to establish ties of cooperation between the two counties making them sister cities.
Governor Mbugua said he is impressed with the number of Chinese investment taking place in Nakuru.

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