By Okoth Obado
Two years ago, the devolved system of governance came to effect; it required equitable sharing, fairness and accountability to citizens.
Within this period my county government has achieved the following:
1. Health – Elijah Odhiambo (Suna East)
â€¢ Development of Health strategic and investment plan
â€¢ Procumbent of ambulances for referrals
â€¢ Renovation of all primary facilities, construction of theatres in Awendo and Rongo sub county hospital
â€¢ Construction of a mortuary at Kehancha Sub County Hospital
â€¢ Construction of wards in Kegonga ,Ntimaru, Karungu and Uriri sub count hospital
â€¢ Construction of offices in Macalder sub county hospital
â€¢ Construction of Medical Training College (KMTC), wards, store and office at the Migori referral hospital.
â€¢ Delivery of Sh30 million medical equipment to health facilities across the county.
2. Public Service Management and Administration – Sheila Ghati (Kuria west)
â€¢ Development of sectoral strategic plan 2014-2017
â€¢ Development of policies e.g. County Fleet Management and citizen participation policies.
â€¢ Construction of ward and sub counties offices across the county.
â€¢ Renovation of public Service Management office3s both across the county.
3. Lands and housing â€“ Elizabeth Ochayi (Awendo)
â€¢ Purchase of survey equipement
â€¢ Purchase of land for ADB funded water project at Isebania
â€¢ Fast tracking of title deeds issuance programme to conclude pending AR objections at Kolal and Kanyuor in Nyatike.
4. Education, Youth, Sports, Culture and Social Services â€“ Michael Ogutu (Suna West)
â€¢ Initializing construction of 120 ECDE classrooms at a cost of 104 million.
â€¢ Construction of 10 youth polytechnics at a cost of Sh. 85 million
â€¢ Construction of Migori county stadium
â€¢ Issuance of Education scholarship for secondary students at 20 million
â€¢ Financial support and donation in kind to various social group and institutions in the county.
5. Roads transport public works and energy â€“ Moses Chamwada (Uriri)
â€¢ Construction of approximately 400Kms of roads in the county
â€¢ Construction of roads and box culverts and improvement of roads in 30 wards within the county; community participation in energy planning and commencement of solar street lightning projects countywide.
6. Trade, Tourism and Cooperatives â€“ Maneno Mwikwabe (Kuria East)
â€¢ Improved business environment by constructing 80 VIP toilets, 2 in every ward and 1 water borne toilet per Sub County.
â€¢ Trained 60 Jua kali artisans on how to make measures used in trade, value addition, marketing and standardisation.
â€¢ Donated over 200 motorcycles to boda boda youths across the county.
7. Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Water Development â€“ Iscah Oluoch (Awendo)
â€¢ Supported 4,000 vulnerable small holder farmers with 600 tonnes of fertilizers and 60 tonnes of seeds.
â€¢ Procured 100,000 suckers of tissue culture bananas for distribution to farmers across the county
â€¢ Procured 1 tractor to promote farm mechanisation at affordable cost for farmers
â€¢ Trained farmers on modern farming technologies and sustainable production.
â€¢ Distribution of 10 honey extractors to beneficiary group of bee keeping project, implementation of one dairy cow per sugarcane farmer project through purchase of 150 dairy cows.
â€¢ Construction of 150 zero grazing units.
â€¢ Establishment of 150 acres of nappier grass
â€¢ Procurement of 802,000 quality fingerlings and 70 tonnes of quality fish feed as a aquaculture inputs to farmers.
8. Finance economic planning â€“ Tom Kasera (Nyatike)
â€¢ Coordinated the development of the second medium term plan (MTP II) 2013-2017
â€¢ County development profiles (CDPs) 2013 and completion of County Integrated Development plan (CIDPs) 2013-2017
â€¢ Rolling of the Integrated Financial Management System (IFMIS)
â€¢ Completion of Value for money audits in departments.
â€¢ Implementation of policy on access to government procurement opportunities for women, youths and persons with disabilities, among other.
9. Environment, Natural resource and disaster management -Elijah Odhiambo (Acting)
â€¢ Implementation of a greening programme in 400 schools supplied with 1200 seedlings per school in 8 sub counties.
â€¢ Four degraded hilltops were rehabilitated with 25,200 tree seedlings.
â€¢ On reverine conservation, the department planted 1000 tree seedlings.
â€¢ Disaster management sub sector responded to 17 schools and 2 villages that were affected by fire/storms by supplying material goods worth Sh 6.9 million.
God bless Migori County.
Adapted from Facebook.