55TH MADARAKA DAY CELEBRATIONS
Kajiado County Governor Joseph Ole Lenku has called on all the people of Kajiado County to remain united as the first step towards achieving desired developmental milestones.
He was speaking today at the KCB Grounds in Kajiado where he led the County in observing the 55th Madaraka Day celebrations.
He said the people are at the heart of all developmental activities and as such his desire lies in restoring the unity of all the political leaders, creating a collaborative and cooperative leadership of working together, pulling everyone together in one direction for a shared vision for the County.
Lenku outlined the gains made by his government in different sectors since he took charge and reiterated that all the resources invested in development projects in his administration must be managed in a prudent manner.
“My government will not tolerate theft, waste and mismanagement. The people have bestowed trust in me and I give my commitment to serve the people of Kajiado based on professionalism, diligence and integrity” he said.
He asked the residents to be proactive in scrutinizing the way development projects are being handled in their Wards to keep on check corrupt individuals and cartels who try to steal from the County.
At the same time the Governor revealed that beginning 1st July 2018, all financial systems will be automated. The IFMIS, the E-citizen Government Digital Payments Platform, E-procurement, and the digitization of registries at the Department of Lands will restore efficiency and credibility to all county government Departments.
Accordingly, in a move meant to commit everyone in government to account for results and delivery on the government plans and programs target set, the Governor said he plans to roll out a Performance Management System for County Employees.
The Governor assured the residents of speedy repairs on the roads within the County that have been ravaged by the recent floods adding that the County has set aside funds for the exercise to be conducted in collaboration with the National Government and related agencies.
The Deputy Governor Martin Moshisho on his part underscored the importance of self-governance saying that it has brought about the freedom for Kenyans to determine their own development agenda.
He lauded the gains brought about by devolution in the County adding that this could not have been possible if Kenyans were not united and speaking in one voice.
“Our forefathers fought on our behalf guided by patriotism and national values of peace love and unity to ensure that we enjoy the fruits of development in a secure environment,” said Moshisho.
Present at today’s celebrations were the County Commissioner David Kipkemei ,Senator Phillip Mpayeei,Legislatures, County Ministers, Members of County Assembly among other leaders.