Busia Deputy County Commissioner Kipchumba Rutto has hailed chiefs and their assistants for effective service delivery despite the challenges posed by Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking at a security meeting for the Administrators at Busia County Commissioner’s conference hall, Rutto said that the administrators had cooperated well with police officers in implementing Covid-19 protocols. “We have not had frequent physical meetings since the onset of Covid-19 last year, but I must commend you for the good work,” he said, adding that the Sub County was calm apart from a few isolated incidents.
He urged chiefs to ensure that those who sat for their KCPE this year join form one as per the government requirement of 100 per cent transition. “We expect all the chiefs to visit their nearest primary schools, have a list of all the 2020 candidates and the schools they have been selected to join and ensure they all move to form one,” he said.
The DCC at the same time advised the administrators to visit the schools and ensure they were adhering to Covid-19 protocols. “There are other issues affecting wananchi including illicit brews, drugs and counterfeits being imported from Uganda,” he said, adding that chiefs should use their own intelligence to arrest the perpetrators.
Rutto further advised chiefs to devise ways of distributing Huduma Namba cards to owners. “Always carry out vetting when it comes to registration of persons,” he said, adding that any shortcuts may lead to termination of their jobs.
He challenged the administrators to remain alert in order to guarantee peace as the country moves closer to the 2022 General elections.
Busia DCIO Benard Wamalwa urged chiefs to sensitize residents to buy mobile phone lines from licensed dealers noting that cases of residents being conned by unlicensed people moving in vehicles in the town were becoming rampant.
“Tell them to purchase communication lines from authorized dealers only,” he said cautioning residents were being conned almost on a daily basis.
By Salome Alwanda