Good working relationship between the Nyamira County Assembly members, Executive and the Nyamira County Public Service Board (PSB) were further strengthened this week when the Governor His Excellency John Nyagarama led the two arms of government in a CIDP sensitization workshop.
“By coming together to discuss on how to develop our county is part of the leadership lessons that ants offer human being,” The Governor said in his speech borrowing from the analogy of ants, who despite having tiny brains, in some ways, are known to be smarter than most people due to their organization skills.
The 2018-2022 Nyamira County Integrated Plan (CIDP) is an integral plan in economic planning for it acts as a development blueprint for the County in a period of five years.
In his Speech, His Excellency Nyagarama promised that the Executive will cooperate with the County Assembly, national government and other agencies in various development endeavours, adhere to the budget making process and cycle so as to make improvements in the budget absorption rates and cooperate in submitting reports and documents to the County Assembly so as to enable them to carry out their oversight role.
He also promised to ensure that officers respect and adhere to performance contracts and other appraisals.
SPEAKER’S PASSIONATE APPEAL ON CIDP
Photo: IMG 0123- Deputy Speaker Hon Duke Omoti (Holding microphone) welcomes Speaker Moffat Teya to address members of the County Assembly and the Executive at a sensitization workshop on the CIDP in Naivasha.
Speaker Moffat Teya has called on members of the County Assembly and Executive to continue working together in the development of the 2018-2022 CIDP report and in other initiatives.
While addressing a joint team from the County Assembly and the Executive during a CIDP event at Itibo Resort, Honourable Teya, a devout Seventh Day Adventist, spoke so passionately freely drawing parallels from biblical allegories in a manner characteristic of a Priest pouring out Solomonic wisdom to his congregation.
Quoting Christine Muga, a renowned religious author, the Speaker asked the attendees to perform their duties as if they were living in their last day on earth.
“If we get it wrong in the preparation of the CIDP, then we get it wrong for the next five years,” the Speaker said. “We look forward to cooperating with the Executive but observe the constitutional principle of separation of powers,” he added.
During the meeting, County Executive Member Finance and Planning Jackline Kemunto and County Secretary Eric Onchana expressed optimism in continued cooperation between the Executive and Assembly.
Article contributed by James Michael, a member of staff at the Nyamira County Assembly