The county secretary Dr. Mike Parklea has called on all development partners within West Pokot and neighbouring counties to work closely with county governments for a common goal.
Speaking during a breakfast event held at Kishaunet showground, an event organized by the Resource Mobilization and Donor Coordination directorate, Dr. Parklea pointed out that non-governmental organizations have had a tremendous impact on peoples’ lives, stressing on the need for collective efforts and resources as necessary to achieve goals.
“We recognize what each one of you has done in changing and uplifting livelihoods. We want to strengthen our relationships so that we can come up with a formula of working together to achieve our goals,” said the CS.
Underscoring the importance of partnerships for development, he further called on the partners to strive to do excellent and quality work in their respective fields, stressing that the county government will provide an enabling environment for all the actors.
The development partners in their briefs reaffirmed the county secretary’s note pointing out that collaborations will steer the county towards sustainable development. They stressed that one entity alone such as county governments cannot shoulder the responsibility of uplifting livelihoods alone.
“We need to harness our efforts and resources to realize our goals,” said Mr. Mark Gachagua- Advocacy Officer, Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW).
The CECs led by Mr. Francis Kitelauyan- Finance each highlighted on their departments’ plans while urging the partners to endeavour to collectively seek solutions, means and ways uplifting the locals’ way of life.
“No government can work on its own. We need partners and investors to actualize our agenda as a county,” he said.
Ms. Elizabeth Gichuki- Deputy director, RMDC emphasized on how partners are a powerful mechanism to foster solutions with impact.
“Partners inclusion is critical to progress. We have seen how much impact these actors here today can drive. We want to work hand in hand with all of you here today. It is only by doing that that we can create and steer change.” She said.
The breakfast event comes barely two months after the county developed a Resource Mobilization Strategy, aimed at harnessing resources to realize the county’s manifesto.