Trans Nzoia county’s plan to put up a new Plaza that will host most of the departments are at advanced stage.
This is after the department for public works presented the design of the structure to a committee comprising of CECs and chief officers who were impressed by the architectural works.
In a meeting that was chaired by Public service management CEC Sam Ojwang,the public works department revealed the building will consist of six floors.
“The building will consist of six floors which will host the Governor,his deputy and all the departments apart from Agriculture,health,public works and water”said Public works chief officer George Wamondo.
The building is estimated to cost sh.500 Million.
The actual cost will however will be determined by the contractor after the tender will soon be advertised.
Finance CEC Boniface Wanyonyi said,sh.100 Million is already available in the current financial year while the rest of the budget will be considered in 2023/24 fiscal year.
The county headquater plaza will be erected on a spacious County Government plot between Kitale Teacher’s plaza and County Agricultural offices.
According to Ojwang,whose office will oversee the works in conjunction with Public works, the project will be completed in two years.
The design shows that the departments with huge traffic such as procurement and revenue will occupy the ground floor while those with little activities will occupy upper floors.
The office of the Governor and the entire Governance and public service management will be placed on second Floor upon the completion of the building.
Meanwhile,the County Government has suspended all volunteers at all of it’s departments.
“From today,each chief officer must ensure that there is no any person inform of a volunteer.How can people claim they are volunteers and that they should not be paid.Anybody who discharges duties for the government is paid,at this time we don’t need volunteers”directed Ojwang.
Ojwang also confirmed that 470 people who failed to participate in the county head count by a taskforce by the county government have been removed from the payroll.
“The 470 people did not turn up for the excercise and therefore they were not catered for March salary”Ojwang added.
The public service CEC also directed all chief officers not to extent services for all employees who have attained the retirement age of 60 years.
“If we extend their contracts,then it means our children will not get jobs,let them retire as we replace them with young energetic youth”he added.