Civil servants in Uasin Gishu County have been advised to reposition to scale up their implementation plans in anticipation of the high expectation from residents of the county.
Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Dr. Eddyson Nyale, said with the election of Dr. William Samoei Ruto as the country’s Fifth President, residents of the county have high expectations that government officers in the area will scale up the execution of their mandate in serving the public.
Speaking during a heads of departments meeting in Eldoret, Nyale urged the government officers to work as a team to ensure development programmes are effectively implemented by prudently utilizing the available resources.
During the meeting, the departmental heads submitted their proposals as part of their input towards making Eldoret town attain city status.
The county government has already set up an Ad-Hoc committee that will collect views from members of the public on their proposal of Eldoret being granted city status.
The Ad-Hoc committee will interact with members of the public and stakeholders from October 24 until November 9, 2022.
Launching the public participation exercise, Uasin Gishu Governor Jonathan Bii confirmed that Eldoret’s uniqueness should be positive for its advancement.
Being the route to Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, and South Sudan and its commercial vibrancy are just some of the attributes that help the agricultural town attract attention.
“Eldoret is a fast-growing economic hub serving up to eight counties and is a gateway to East Africa. These are some of the qualities that give us an advantage,” said Bii, adding that his government was working to meet the set requirements for the town to be elevated to city status.
Among the recommendations from the departmental heads was proper zoning of the town so as to have an industrial area, a business zone, and a residential zone.
By Kiptanui Cherono