Vihiga Governor Hon. Dr. Wilber Khasilwa Ottichilo on Monday  officially welcomed a team from Isiolo County Government who are in the county for a 3-day benchmarking exercise.

Speaking at the County headquarters, Dr. Ottichilo said that as Council of Governors-Kenya, they had agreed on promoting local benchmarking in order for counties to learn more from each other and create capacities for collaborations.

The County Boss further thanked his Isiolo counterpart H.E Dr Mohammed Kuti for choosing Vihiga specifically to benchmark on matters science and technology commonly known as Geographical Information Systems (GIS).


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“We are privileged to be the first county in this country to have developed a fully and functional GIS and therefore we appreciate the fact that you came to learn on how the system works in terms of technology, analysis,storage,modeling and manipulation of data ” Stated Dr. Ottichilo.

Additionally, the Governor urged the team to also visit other sectors such as Health and Agriculture especially fish hatcheries to see how fingerlings are produced and supplied across the region.

On his part, Isiolo County Secretary Dr. Ahmed Galgalo thanked the Vihiga County leadership for the warm reception.
He also expressed his satisfaction on what they had seen in the county GIS laboratory, promising to spearhead implementation on whatever they had learnt for better service delivery in Isiolo.

Other members of the delegation include; CECMs Dr. Lawrence Mongela (Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries), Wario Galmba (Health Services), Chief Officers Mustapha (Public Service), Lucy Kaburu (Trade, Cooperative Industrialisation and Enterprise), Peter Ngechu (Finance) among others.

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