The Department of Trade, Tourism, Industry and Cooperatives Development earlier today conducted an interactive and lively induction session for the newly recruited and old staff. The purpose of this session was to orient members of staff into their respective roles and outline the various functions of the four directorates.
The department has four directorates listed as;
• *Trade* which is charged with licensing of businesses and issuance of Single Business Permits(SBPs)
• *Tourism* which is charged with identifying and promotion of tourist sites in the county
• *Industry* which is responsible for value addition and the Agro Industrial Park project
• *Cooperatives* which enforces the Cooperatives ACT, Regulations and Policy
Dominating the induction meeting,the various technical officers in attendance made presentations on *Weights* *and* *Measures* that ensure consumer protection throughout the county, *Audit* that conducts regular training of cooperative heads, Administration that reminded the staff of general conduct of a public officer and emphasis on the ethics and code of conduct of a public officer as well as official work hours and dress code.
*Enforcement* adressed issues of security and safety of county officers,conflict of interest in revenue collection and communication.
The CECM in charge of Trade, Tourism, Industry and Cooperatives Development in his remarks urged his staff to do their best and make a difference in sealing leakages in revenue and support the county government to improve on their collections.
Accompanying the CECM, were the Departmental Chief Officer Dennis Onduko, Director of Enforcement Benard Ombati,Director of Administration Fanice Mose, Commissioner of Cooperatives Kennedy Onyambu, Director of Trade John Kerina, Cooperative Auditor Daniel Aluoch and Deputy Director for Weights and Measures Peter Kilungya