Her Excellency deputy governor Philomena Kapkory today officially opened a three day induction workshop for over 800 county government employees which commenced on Tuesday at the Kitale school.
In her articulate address to the staff, the deputy governor emphasized the need for the staff to provide efficient services and to always be committed and dedicated to achieve set targets for county projects.
She affirmed the county employees that the governor, H.E George Natembeya was committed to ensuring that they deliver the best and had hence put in place adequate measures that would address this.
Mrs. Kapkory thus challenged the officers to be on top of the game in the quest to spearhead development by ensuring that they meet set timelines and act in accordance with the law to realize the goal.
The DG was also accompanied by the County Secretary Ms Truphosa Amere, County Executive Committee Member for Public Service Management Sam Ojwang, Chief of Staff Wamocho among other dignitaries from the county government.
Later on at the TownHall, the DG engaged officials of the Kenya Red Cross and the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) over the welfare of Congolese refugees who are camping at the Kitale Showgrounds.
Responding to the requests of the humanitarian teams, Her Excellency the deputy governor assured of continued support to the over 1,600 refugees at the Kitale showgrounds holding camp for the period of their stay.
She said the county administration had already played a considerable role in supporting the refugees who flee from the war back in their country, Congo, through Uganda and who are on transit back to Uganda under a humanitarian pact between the two nations.
Mrs. Kapkory said that governor Natembeya, who is the Patron of the Kenya Red Cross had made efforts to ensure that the stay of refugees was safe.
Updating on the ground situation, County Secretary Truphosa Amere disclosed that a mobile clinic had been set at the camp, water delivered to ensure hygiene and security patrols by county enforcement officers enhanced.
UNHCR Country Representative in Kenya Caroline Van Buren hailed the county administration for the great support citing that Kenya at large had expressed much generosity to asylum seekers by offering them space among other amenities.
UNHCR head of Kakuma refugee camp Nicholas Kaburaburyo, head of disaster management at the headquarters Dr. Michael Ayebei and Red Cross county chairman Ronald Masindano tabled represented the humanitarian teams.