Finance CECM nominee Mrs Emily Ongaga being vetted to establish her suitability to head the department.

Vetting of CECMs kicks off at Nyamira County Assembly

October, 19, 2022
Vetting of ten Nyamira County Executive Committee Members nominees kicked off Wednesday at the local County Assembly.
Five of CECMs were slated for vetting on the first day while the remaining will follow suit on the next day.
The nominees appeared before a six member committee chaired by Speaker Enoch Okero.  
The panel was appointed by the Nyamira County Assembly to scrutinize the suitability of the nominees.
Among those vetted are Finance CECM Emily Ongaga and her Public Works and Roads counterpart nominee Jones Omwenga.
The ten CECMs were nominated by the County Governor H.E Amos Nyaribo but their suitability, as required in law, need to be verified before they resume office.
During the interview, Ms Ongaga told the interrogating panel that, if given chance to serve in the department, she will increase annual revenue from local income outlets by introducing digitization in tax collection. 
“We have the potential of achieving local revenue annual targets if we can extend revenue automation system to all sub-counties,” she said.
 Already, she noted, digital service provider, Safaricom, is assisting in making automation of revenue collection a reality in the County.
“We need a centralized revenues reporting centre to monitor revenue collection in order to seal loopholes where the County looses its local incomes,” Ms Ongaga told the committee.
Further, she said, Sh12m had been allocated to pay casual health workers while Sh6m will go to voluntary health employees.
“I have put systems in place to ensure salaries for permanent staff and casuals are processed at the same time to avoid cue and cry from lower cadres of workers over delayed salaries,” Ms Ongaga said.
On his part, Mr Omwenga said many impassable roads in the County will be made motorable if more machines are procured to maintain them.
“Given chance to continue serving in this department, I will request for more funds to buy machines that will be used to maintain roads throughout the year,” he said.
Others scheduled for interviews were Dr Grace Nyamongo (Sports and Gender), Mr John Matiang’i (Environment, Water, Mining and Natural Resources), Dr Geoffrey Nyakoe (Public Service Management), Ms Alice Manoti (Agriculture), Dr Timothy Ombati (Health), Mr Benard Maina (Trade), Stephen Oboso (Lands, Housing and Physical planning) and Mr Kenneth Angwenyi (Education).
The speaker said the interviewing committee had not received any petition against any nominee.
{By Governor’s Press Services}