Focus on Nandi County, with Governor Stephen Sang #CitizenExtra
In order to improve lands’ registry and document filing as well as curbing cases of lost files and title deeds, the County Government of Nandi will put up a Ardhi House that will house all the departments in Lands,Environment and Natural Resources.
The County has already identified the land on which the European Union-funded project which is being implemented by Food Agricultural Organization will be built.This will enable proper record keeping.
CEC Member Lands, Environment,Water and Natural Resources Jacob Tanui and the County Assembly Lands Committee Members visited Ardhi House Kitale to asses the best practices for implementation. #TransformingNandi.
The County Government of Nandi provides a conducive environment to encourage active participation from citizens/public so that they can make valuable contributions to the decision making processes. Building bottom-up participatory mechanisms is a key ingredient to effective decentralization.
It’s is therefore with this in mind that every effort is being made under the leadership of the Nandi Governor H.E Stephen Sang to ensure that all the citizens in Nandi are supported, understand the venues and methods through which they can actively participate to enhance service delivery, promote accountability and good governance, for improved living standards and realization of sustainable development.
County Executive Committee members and MCAs presided over public participation fora in
Kaptel/Kamoiywo,Lelmokwo/Ngechek,Kiptuiya,Kipkaren,Kabiyet,Ndalat,Onondaga,Chapters,Kurgung/Surungai,Sangalo/Kebulonik and Kilibwoni wards.This marked the last day of the fora in the ward level with public participation in the Sub-County level set to commence next week.#TransformingNandi.
Scottish NGO, Sight Aid International in partnership with the County Government of Nandi yesterday held a free eye medical camp at Chepkemel Health Centre, Mosop sub county where over 600 local people received various eye screening services provided at the medical camp free of charge. The team examined 315 people for eye conditions, 62 people with reading problems were provided with reading glasses and 170 people were provided with eye drops for various eye conditions, 16 people were referred to hospital with various conditions for further treatment.
Medical Camps leave a significant impact in terms of providing better healthcare in our society, especially children and women in the communities.
The eye camp gives free eye screening to people in need and provide them with the care that they need thereafter.
The CEC for Health and Sanitation Mrs. Ruth Koech who attended the eye medical camp thanked Sight Aid International “When things seemed the darkest for the people living with eye problems in this village, you have come to help us bring hope and a future. You have sponsored hundreds of reading and near-sighted glasses that have changed the lives of so many students and adults living here in Chepkemel and beyond, so we thank you and look forward for more partnerships with the county government of Nandi,” said Mrs. Koech.
Sight Aid International will today hold medical camps in Tinderet (Got Ne Lel Girls secondary school), Aldai on Wednesday (Koyo Health Centre) and Kapsabet County Referral Hospital on Thursday.
Nandi County CEC for Health and Sanitation Ruth Koech has acknowledged the role played by volunteers in improving the lives of Nandi residents.
She was speaking when she toured Kapsabet County Referral Hospital where she met with a team of Kapsabet residents who volunteered to do a litter pick and bush clearing at the facility.
According to the county executive; for significant transformation to take place in the county, residents have a role to play in uplifting the standards of living.
She commended the volunteers for their endless hours that they spent working in ensuring that our hospital is clean.
“I am truly amazed by the work that you are all doing. I know that work is challenging. So I want to thank you all for volunteering to do it, and to make personal sacrifices in the name of service,” said Ruth.
On his part, the team leader Mr. Abdi Keter said, “Cleaning the county referral hospital also presents us with an opportunity to contribute back into the community and teach everyone that cleanliness is an important part of us all,” said Abdi.
In a move aimed at capturing the skills endowed with the People living With Disabilities (PWDs),the County Government of Nandi will soon roll out a census program for PWDs.This will enable proper planning for necessary support as well as widening their awareness scope on different opportunities.
Today, the County Government of Nandi in partnership with Lions International and Special Olympics Kenya , we handed over visual aids to the parents and guardians of the visually-impaired children.#TransformingNandi
Permanent Secretary Lands Environment and Natural Resources, Charles Sunkuli today paid a visit to County Government and toured Lake Victoria Environment Management Program(LVEMP)-funded projects.
The second phase of LVEMP II is over and the team is now keen on identifying projects that are worth supporting, identifying community needs and how best to address them and also encourage public participation.
Also present during the visit were World bank officers, Shafick Hussein, Environment specialist, Oyebimpe Adeposu, Senior Operations Manager and Guoping Zhang, Senior water specialist.
Lvemp promised to continue partnering with the County Government of Nandi for livelihood improvement as well as setting up a monitoring and evaluation unit for the project progress.
The Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, led by CEC Elly Kurgat is delighted to ANNOUNCE to the Nandi County Youth of this exciting collaboration with Nancy Mwirotsi and StartUpAfrica.
THE OPPORTUNITY:1st Annual StartUpAfrica Nandi County Pitch Competition for Nandi County-based startup entrepreneurs to identify innovative solutions for the agriculture sector in Nandi. Entrants gain practical insights about starting and growing a business, while using the comprehensive small business resources available at the County and National level.
The expected outcome of the Pitch is to select winning solutions that can lead to new products, programs, projects and processes by youth Agripreneurs that can be implemented in the County.
PITCH AREAS OF FOCUS:
This call for proposals is open to individuals or teams who wish to submit innovative ideas in any of the following 2 areas of Agribusiness:
i) Innovations in ICT for Agriculture and Agri-business
ii) Agricultural production, storage, processing and distribution solutions
The StartUpAfrica Pitch Competition is open to all Kenyan, Nandi youth between the ages of 18 – 35.
A short-list of 25 agripreneurs will be selected from the online submissions and will be invited to a pre-Forum boot camp for coaching and pitching on January 19, 2018 in Nandi County.
Staff from partner organizations are excluded from submitting business concept proposals.
Register your team (minimum 2 and maximum 4 members)Submit your concepts/proposals via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Use the following format for your submission <TEAMNAME_CONCEPT TITLE>.
Deadline for Submission: January 26, 2018 at midnight EAT.
Visit www.startupafrica.org/pitchafrica/nandi for more details.
H.E Governor Stephen K. Sang presided over the launch of Medical Equipment and the delivery of drugs and medical supplies to Kabirirsang dispensary in Kilibwoni ward, Emgwen Constituency. During the launch the Governor who was accompanied by Health CEC Mrs. Ruth Koech said the County Government of Nandi will continue to engage various partners and stakeholders in order to strengthen healthcare. The medical equipment was donated by Finland-based Kenyan Stanley Samoei. #TransformingNandi