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Makueni to establish a digital statistical data centre

Makueni Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr has said his administration is committed to automate statistics functions to provide accurate and reliable data in allocation of resources in the 30 wards in the county.

Mutula said the county will adopt emerging technology and tools in data collection, storage, processing and visualization data to help in policy formulation and informed decision making for the benefit of residents.

“We are committed to automate county government functions, including statistical functions to provide accurate information and reliable information for decision making process,” said Mutula on Thursday while launching Makueni County Statistical Abstract (CSA), 2022 and ward statistical profile at PWD centre, Wote.

Consequently, Mutula said the county will leverage a participatory framework to develop citizen generated data synergy and open tracking system of the development projects.

“Through the sub and ward administrative units, my administration will continue to raise awareness on the role of statistics on policy formulation and give timely information of statistics in abridge version of Kiswahili and Kamba and decision making,” noted Mutula.

The fourth cycle of the CSA document was developed in collaboration with Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).

“I appreciate the collaboration and harmonious working relations with KNBS in strengthening the county statistics functions,” he added.

Speaking at the same launch Makueni County Commissioner, Beverly Opwora said the CSA data is key in informing various policy formations and evidence-based decision and monitoring of the projects.

“We are all aimed at making our counties even better through the continues enriched partnership with the National government at the same time adopting multi-agency approach,” said Opwora.

By Ronald Rono

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