Development projects needs to be followed up for them to reach the status intended. Consequently, the communities that are targeted have to be involved and should own the project.
A team from British High Commission, Nairobi Department of International Development (DFID) led by Ben Fisher- Sub-National Lead, Governance and Security visited Governor Prof. John Krop Lonyangapuo at his office in Kapenguria.
The team were in the county to meet the government, partners and other stakeholders to ensure DFID programs/ projects are aligned to the county’s development objectives.
Stakeholders including National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK), Anglican Development Services (ADS), MERCY CORPS, COUNTY YOUTH BUNGE FORUM, Constitution and Reform Education Consortium (CRECO) and SIKOM were well represented at the meeting and various projects and programs were highlighted and their status and impact discussed.
Prof. Lonyangapuo appreciated the organizations efforts and support in empowering the people of West Pokot through enhancing communities’ adaptive capacity while driving climate change agenda in county government planning, promoting agricultural extension services to increase productivity. He promised to engage the Pokot community and partners in coming up with developments as this will build the relationship and sense of ownership in future arrangements.
Mr. Ben acknowledged the support the county government has given to in the implementation of the projects and promised to continue to work together with the county.
The British High Commission/UKaid through DFID will identify several projects that were noted among the county’s flagship projects in health, education, infrastructure, water, environment, trade and value addition.
Among those present were CECs Emilly Chepoisyo (Water), Christine Apakoreng (Education) Geoffrey Lipale (Health) Francis Kitelauyan (Land), Joel Arumonyang (Trade)and other county officials.