The 6th Annual Devolution Conference held in Kirinyaga County saw representatives from all the 47 counties attend. The Conference is tailored on the Big Four Agenda that include Trade, Agriculture, Health, Affordable Housing and infrastructure sectors.
Themed “Deliver. Transform. Measure” with a clarion call of “Remaining Accountable”, the conference aimed to give stakeholders an opportunity to review performance of County Governments in all aspects.
Speaking at the conference, President Uhuru promised to work in unison with the county governments to empower people. He further emphasized on the war against corruption by curbing wastages in all levels of government to fully realize the development dreams of the nation. He reiterated that people should desist from creating barriers in the work in the work of all state agencies involved in the war against corruption.
Briefly, the discussions in the conference were majorly on the Agriculture to curb on the food insecurity in the country, Arid and Semi-Semi-Arid (ASAL),Cooperatives Development Trade Industrialization and Investments, Finance and Planning and Economic Affairs, Health and Biotechnology, Human Resources labor and Social Welfare, infrastructure and Energy, Legal and Intergovernmental Relations, Natural Resource Management Wildlife Forestry Mining Tourism and Water security and Foreign Affairs, Urban Development Planning and Lands.
Governor Lonyangapuo made a contribution at panel discussions at the conference on the status of skills and competencies in enabling the growth of manufacturing industry with the objective to examine the drivers for realization of the manufacturing agenda. He called for the public private partnerships and urged investors to make inroads to West Pokot County, the land of hidden treasures. This will aid in unlocking our potentials and widen the market reach for our products. These are honey, skin products, mangoes, aloe vera among many others that the land endowed with.