The county government of Nakuru has reiterated its commitment in working with civil society groups and other stakeholders towards improved service delivery to the people.
Speaking on Friday during a stakeholders’ meeting on devolution and service delivery, Nakuru County acting Chief Officer Public Service Management and Planning Ms Abduba Tume said service delivery is key in ensuring development and transformation of the county.
While lauding the role played by Nakuru Civil society in realizing public participation in various government projects, Ms Tume who represented Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui said the county cannot deliver on its own without the collaboration and input of the community based organizations and Civil society groups.
“As a county we are committed to partner with all stakeholders in realizing development in all sectors” said Ms Tume.
Ms Tume who is also the Chief Officer Gender and social services in Nakuru county called on parents to be cautious on the activities their children engage in during this festive season.
Sentiments that were echoed by Nakuru East sub county administrator Wathika Michael who sounded a stern warning to bar owners who are not adhering to the legal requirements.
“We are sounding warning to those operating bars illegally in Nakuru East and Nakuru West that the law will not spare them. During this festive season the law on liquor should be adhered to and more so on enforcement” said the administrator.
On matters of peace, the administrator lauded the Nakuru County Peace Committee Bill that is before the county assembly.
According to him, the Bill once passed will help sustain Peace efforts in Nakuru County.
He added that as administrators they will continue to work with other stakeholders in ensuring peace Building.
“The Nakuru County Peace Committee Bill that is before the county assembly once passed will help sustain peace efforts in Nakuru County” said Wathika.
The one day meeting that was organized by Peacenet Kenya saw participants discuss various achievements of the county government in relation to service delivery.
Peacenet CEO Mr. Thomas Leremore called on locals to continue using their sovereign power as enshrined in the constitution to demand better services from the county.
Sentiments echoed by Paul Masese Kemunche from Centre for enhancing Democracy and Good Governance-CEDGG.
According to Masese, the citizens have a right to demand for better services from the government of the day as they are the financers.
While lauding the steps taken so far as far as devolution is concerned, called on the county government of Nakuru to ensure legal framework for the implementation of public participation.
“Nakuru is making positive steps but there is need to improve on public participation/civic education, strengthen accountability mechanisms as well as ensure access to information” said Masese.
PHOTO/Nasieku:Nakuru County acting Chief Officer Public Service Management and Planning Ms Abduba Tume addresisng during a stakeholders’ meeting on devolution and service delivery.