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Since the start of devolved governance, six years ago, joint efforts have been made to ensure that devolution is a success. Both the National Government and the 47 County Governments have taken momentous steps to implement devolution and each level of government supported sectors with fully devolved functions with requisite legislation, systems and structures to make it work. In sequence, the public has been frequently updated, sensitized and educated on citizen participation, the developments made and achievements reached so far. Likewise, they have been educated on how to participate in building the nation.
County Governments have put in place mechanisms to strengthen and deepen devolution in sub counties, wards and decentralized entities in order to expand public engagement in priority setting, decision-making and governance.
This Conference builds up from the last year’s summit and allows the Government and its key stakeholders to discuss what they have been able to deliver, the transformation over the last one year and to measure the progress made in the Big Four Sectors.
H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta officially opened the conference today. The Governor of Mombasa, H.E. Hassan Ali Joho was among the several governors who are attending the conference, much to the delight of Kenyans who cheered him and jostled to either talk to him, see him, shake his hand or take a selfie with him! Thus, proving his ever shining national popularity!
Over 6,000 delegates are expected to attend the event, whose theme is: “Deliver. Transform. Measure.” With a clarion call of “Remaining Accountable.”
Main areas of focus will be based on the Big Four Agenda and mainly:
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The County Government of Mombasa through the Department of Trade, Tourism & Investment launched the HUDUMA KWANZA platform that provides its business community and citizens with a unique opportunity to interact, suggest and raise concerns on various services via USSD short code (*451#) or the web (www.huduma.mombasa.go.ke).
Among services offered via HUDUMA KWANZA include Single Business Permit, Construction Permit, Outdoor Advertising, Medical & Public Health Services, Fire & Rescue Services and General Enquiries.
This is an enquiry-based system with the sole aim improving the quality of Government to Business service delivery.
The Mama Ngina Drive Waterfront Project officially started after the Ground Breaking Ceremony by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta. The Project is a joint venture between the National Government and the County Government of Mombasa.
The regeneration project is set to transform the famous beach drive into an international standard tourist spot with recreational seafront landscapes and facilities. These will include leisure facilities, eateries, relaxation gardens, an amphitheater, leisure walks, souvenir booths, entertainment areas as well as cultural and historical exhibition sites.
The site comes at a time when the country is enjoying a record breaking tourists’ arrival, hitting the 2 million mark targeted in 2018. It is expected to be complete within six months.
H.E. The Governor of Mombasa, Hassan Ali Joho hosted several leaders at the event, including the former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, The Governor of Nairobi, Mike Sonko and Tourism Cabinet Secretary, Najib Balala.
Once completed, the project is expected to boost investment and employment opportunities for the citizens of Mombasa, especially the youth. It will positively change the outlook of the City of Mombasa, adding to the brilliant city beautification program and the new striking Egyptian blue and white building colours!
H.E. The Governor, Hassan Ali Joho has offered to support the Technical University of Mombasa to achieve quality education. He was the Chief Guest during the 6th Graduation Ceremony of the university.
Over 2,100 students graduated in the university which has a rich history that stretches back 67 years ago. It was awarded a university charter in 2013.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Laila Abubakar said that the School of Medicine is almost complete. It will start enrolling students starting from next year. The Governor hailed the university’s plan to produce home grown doctors and medical personnel.
The School of Medicine is a TUM project supported by the Governments of Belgium, Egypt and Mombasa.
MSF Switzerland, the Mombasa County Public Service Board and the Department of Health Services signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for recruitment procedure of medical and paramedical staff in the Likoni SRH Project. The aim is to streamline deployment of staff in the Mrima Sub-County Hospital.
The areas of understanding include:
Identification of Human Resource needs and advertising
Shortlisting of candidates
Selection of candidates
The MoU was signed by the MSFCH Project Coordinator, The Chief Executive Officer of the Mombasa County Public Service Board, Faruk Jeizan and the Chief Officer of the Department of Health Services, Dr. Khadijah Shikely.
Safaricom Investment Cooperative made a presentation at the Mombasa County Public Service Board. The cooperative deals with sales of land in various parts of the country. They also sell houses targeting mostly the middle income members of the society.
The cooperative also trade cooperative shares to members, who can either be staff of Safaricom Company, former staff, or other members of the society who are approved by the cooperative executive.
They said on offer at the moment near Mombasa are sub-divided one eighth plots at Mtongwe, Mariakani and Kanamai.
Similar presentations will be made in other departments in the days to come.