MESSAGE FROM THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR HON. AMOS NYARIBO
The creation of the County Government has given us a golden opportunity to effectively harness and actualize home grown solutions to the challenges that have faced our people since independence and through devolution we therefore have an opportunity to add ress and determine the development and destiny of our people and county. The time is therefore now and the opportunity is here.
The economy of our county is driven by agriculture, and for the economy to grow fast, agriculture has therefore to grow faster in order to create wealth and employment. This informs the importance the county government attaches to this sector.
However for agriculture to create the intended wealthy and address poverty which stands at 46%, the sub-sector has to be revolutionized through re-engineering and creation of value chains and embrace the concept of agri-business to our farmers which we intend to achieve through a special purpose vehicle- A Task force on Location Market Transformation Initiative which I chair and with which we have partnered with Vision 2030 delivery secretariat and the National Results Partner Forum comprising of Results for Africa Institute, Strathmore Business School and other stakeholders
We have set aside resources to make county roads motorable and other necessary infrastructure like water connectivity to rural and urban centres, street lighting that are required to create a secure and enabling environment for investors and other entrepreneur activities to thrive.
Though our revenue base may be relatively small compared to other neighouring counties we promise to leverage our great potential in agriculture, tourism opportunities and trade to grow our revenue. I appeal to the business community and all the residents of Nyamira County to co-operate and support the County Government by paying all Leves owed to the government to enable the County Government deliver on the pledges we made to the people of Nyamira. We promise to ensure equitable distribution of resources across the county and the involvement of the people in all development initiatives as required by the constitution. I also appeal to people of Nyamira to believe in ourselves and our county and help us fight corruption and promote ethical practices as well as ensuring that the entrepreneur the hard work and entrepreneurial spirit of our people is maintained. I can assure you that together we can transform Nyamira into sufficient and prosperous county in line with our slogan and make us realize the place where you belong.
We have embarked on a meticulous public sector reform program for both the civil service and other public institutions to aligne them to the county’s vision and mission and attain a lean work force that is effective, efficient, ethical and professional ready and fit for work.
I also urge our people to embrace and deepen the saving culture particularly through home grown saccos and take advantage of credit facilities from the banking and micro-finance sector to invest in the many opportunities in the county including the housing and hospitality industry which promise very high returns.