Category: Technology

04 Dec
By: David Kimani 0

Harnessing ICT Resources for improved systems and processes

Today the CECM for Education, ICT and E-government Raymond Komen has formed an ICT Technical Team that will come up with innovative ways of improving systems and processes within the County Government of Nakuru.  

 Speaking during a meeting with staff from ICT and E-government department, the CECM said that H.E Lee Kinyanjui firmly believes that proper application of ICT has the capacity to transform the entire county government into an effective working system.

 Therefore it is the responsibility of the ICT and E-government department to come up with innovations that will adjust and upgrade systems and processes for improved service delivery.  

 ‘H.E Governor Lee Kinyanjui is young, energetic and dynamic. He religiously believes that through ICT County Government resources can be effectively harnessed to work for the people, which is the essence of devolution’, said Raymond.

 This in house meeting with the ICT staff came after a series of meeting with various employees from the same department and its aim was to align the department’s mission and vision with the manifesto of the Governor.

 The Governor’s vision is the lifeline of the ten department’s activities as it gives the impetus to all the activities of the County Government of Nakaru in the endeavor of H.E Governor Lee Kinyanjui to serve the people better.

 During the meeting, Raymond shared Governor Kinyanjui’s ICT plan for the county which is to improve Wireless Access Networks within all Sub-County offices; install CCTV surveillance systems within urban centres.

 Other plans include establishing digital information hubs within sub-counties; establishing free Wi-Fi zones within Sub-County headquarters; creating online portals to effect online payments and service access as well as developing  ICT solutions and platforms to facilitate ease of doing business with and accessing services from the County Government of Nakuru.

For this plans to be realized, Raymond asked his staff to appreciate the change that is taking place, internalize it and be ready to be part of the transformation.

 He asked the employees who he urged to work as a team to adopt a businesslike approach in the execution of their duties as they always seeks to build, enhance, protect and maintain systems and processes.

 Saying this will aid the aspiration of H.E Governor Lee Kinyanjui for making the County Government of Nakuru ISO certified by 2022.

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23 Jun
By: Vince 0

Governor Mbugua Urges National Government To Come Up With a Code of Ethics for Boda Boda Operators


23RD JUNE 2016 – Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua has called on the National Government through the Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure to come up with a code of ethics for boda boda riders in the country.

Mbugua said the code of ethics will maintain public trust and credibility of the boda boda business which he termed as a profession.

Speaking Thursday during a road safety awareness for boda boda operators held at Kunste Hotel, the Governor noted that the code of ethics will further protect commuters against improper conduct by its members and also will provide a commitment to the riders.

‘The code of ethics will add value and quality to your services because all of us now know that this is a profession. Boda boda business has grown tremendously and its contribution towards poverty reduction cannot be gainsaid,’ said Mbugua.

Currently boda boda riders operate under the NTSA Regulations 2015 for motorcycles, which came into force on January 1 and which seek to tame boda boda accidents and attract a fine not exceeding Sh20, 000 or a jail term of not more than six months or both for offenders.

Mbugua said the county government appreciates the significant role played by the boda boda industry in the alleviation of the livelihoods of young people and has thus offered bursaries in each financial year to give a chance for our youth to be trained and licensed on riding motorcycles.

He said the move goes a long way in enhancing safety and augers well with the objective of such trainings.

He urged all boda boda riders to form and join Saccos.

‘We have supported over 20 boda boda organizations establish Saccos which I believe are a sure way of marshaling resources to empower boda boda operators. Through Saccos, operators are diversifying their investments, generating more wealth leading to improved livelihoods,’ noted Mbugua.

He added that the County Government also strives at giving boda boda operators conducive environment to work from.

Among measures taken is the building of boda boda shades in all our sub-counties and wards and improvement of health facilities where now people can get quality and affordable health services without traveling outside the county.

‘I also encourage riders and all people in our county to take up NHIF services as they are affordable at only Ksh 500 per month, one is assured of access to health services at that critical moment of need,’ advised Mbugua.

He said that the County Government of Nakuru is also working together with the Kenya Roads board to enhance road network in the county and through the Kshs 100 million offered by the organization and also other projects like bus stations.

The Kenya Roads Board through the executive director Eng. Jacob Ruwa held the training with the intention of raising the need for safety awareness.

Eng. Ruwa commended the County Government for allowing boda boda business to thrive in the county without harassment of riders adding that the sector now contributes hugely to the economy of the country.

Others present were the Nakuru base commander Mitsanze Thoya, CECs Maina Kairu- Roads and Richard Rop- Environment among other leaders.

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