A Member of the County Assembly (MCA) of Nyeri has moved a motion requiring the devolved unit to formulate a policy to manage government vehicles, plant machinery and other equipment for proper accountability and maintenance.
According to the author, Kabaru Ward MCA, Joseph Njiiri, the Department in charge of Transport and Infrastructure will be required to formulate a fleet management policy to govern proper utilization and maintenance of all county assets.
He argued that such a policy would ensure effective and efficient control, utilization, safeguarding and management of the county government’s vehicles, plant machinery and equipment.
The policy, he stated, will address inefficiencies that arise from time to time, including poor management of fuel detail orders and unnecessary breakdowns of vehicles due to poor maintenance and lack of inspection.
Others include lack of daily monitoring of work tickets as well as disorderly and unethical behavior on the part of drivers.
“The policy will ensure that drivers, machine operators and transport managers are aware of their responsibilities with regard to vehicles,” said the MCA.
He said lack of the policy has been a big impediment to excellent service delivery in the county.
The motion received numerous support from majority of the members during the debate, who termed it as a well thought out move that will not only safeguard county assets but also ensure public resources are prudently used.
Following the house support and resolution, the CEC in charge of Transport and Infrastructure will be expected to put the policy in place to safeguard county assets.
By Samuel Waititu