Heads of National government departments and semi-autonomous agencies in Baringo County have been instructed to compile a list of government properties grabbed and forward to relevant authorities urgently for quick action to be taken.
The County Commissioner (CC), Henry Wafula asked the departmental heads to ensure the list of the grabbed properties especially public land was submitted to the county criminal investigations office immediately to facilitate investigations with a view to repossessing them immediately.
Chairing a county service delivery meeting on Thursday in his boardroom, Wafula reiterated the government’s resolve to ensure that all unscrupulous individuals who had formed the habit of encroaching on public properties were dealt with accordingly as per the law.
He said the National Land Commission (NLC) was in the process of completing titling of public institutions as quickly as possible to facilitate issuance of title deeds.
In the meeting attended by all county security team, the county commissioner took the county directors through the contents of Executive Order No.1 of 2019 issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
He asked the officers to execute their duties diligently without any fear or intimidation assuring them of maximum protection from the government.
“Take it from me nobody should intimidate or instill fear on you while discharging your duties. As your chairman I will make sure you work in an enabling environment devoid of fear. Please do not fear to work and nobody will intimidate or harass you when following the law,” Wafula maintained.
Wafula directed the county heads to submit a brief status report of all national government ongoing projects in their ministries within a period of one week.
He challenged them to embrace teamwork to discharge quality services efficiently and effectively to area residents and should feel free to consult with him at all times.
“My office has adopted an open door policy when dealing with members of public. Feel free to see me directly whenever you have a pressing issue so long as I don’t have a visitor,’’he said.
He also urged the officers to acquaint themselves properly with their ministerial mandates and at the same time mentor their junior staff so that they are able to manage the offices effectively in their absence.
By Joshua Kibet