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Vihiga CECMs Commit to Deliver

County Executive Committee Members signed performance contracts as a commitment to meeting targets in their respective departments.

The exercise that was overseen by Governor Dr. Wilber Ottichilo saw CECMs commit to delivering on the projects and activities captured in their 2019/20 work plans.

Speaking at the event, Vihiga Governor Dr. Wilber Ottichilo said the performance contracting tool will aid his Government in delivering quality services to Vihiga people. He said CECMs putting pen to paper is a clear indication that his government is committed to making Vihiga a model County in development matters. "I have set structured and workable systems, it is now time to work", said the Governor. " Performance Contacting will enable my Government to meet the targets we intend to achieve in this financial year, I thank my CECMs for for taking cognizant of the importance of performance contracting", he added.

CECM for Public Service, administration and Coordination of County Affairs Paul Mbuni said the exercise will enable the County Government to do an analysis of where it is at the moment and where it is supposed to be in the future.

Apart from being a legal requirement, performance contracting will enable Vihiga County Government to come up with measures to address human resource issues like employee appraisals, promotion criteria, motivation among others.

There will be a mid year evaluation in December that will inform decisions to adjust some strategies to conform to the existing situations.

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Finance Bill 2018/2019 of Vihiga County Signed into Law

Governor Wilbur Ottichilo on 11th October 2018 hosted Members of the County Assembly led by Honourable Speaker Husna Mudeizi to sign into law the Finance Bill 2018/2019.

In his address to Members of the Fourth Estate and the Public, the Governor said the County expects to collect taxes in excess of Ksh. 200 million. Governor Ottichilo said the County is working on modalities of having revenue collection automated to ease the whole exercise and also beef up collection. He urged the citizens of Vihiga County to comply with the set taxes since revenue collection helps in implementation of development programmes.

The speaker assured the people of Vihiga County that both wings, The Executive and The Assembly, are working together for the sake of bringing up development in the county. She emphasised that good governance can be achieved by responsible leadership and it is the reason they have chosen to work together. The same was echoed by Deputy Speaker Nickson Butiya who was keen to mention that the MCAs have a good working relationship with the governor and that they will support all development programs initiated by the Governor.

The Finance Bill is expected to be gazetted in the next two weeks.

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Mangongo Water Project

Residents of Masana and Mwoki in Vihiga Sub-county got a relief on 8th October, 2018 after H.E. Dr. Wilber Ottichilo - Governor Vihiga County launched Mang'ong'o Water Project.

The project was completed by the County Government Of Vihiga in partnership with the World Bank through COVEC and Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA). The water project will supply water to more than 8,000 residents of Masana, Mwoki and its environs.

The people led by the Vihiga County Assembly Leadership and the area representative Hon. Elisha Amara applauded the project terming it as overdue and a milestone to the residents considering the fact that it is a hardship area. The Governor promised that his administration will spread the initiative to all other areas in the County.

Chief Officer in the Department of water, Agava Makhumbiri, assured residents that the supply will be consistent. He promised that more similar projects will be rolled out in the County.

In partnership with COVEC and Amatsi Water Company, the County Government Of Vihiga will ensure that every household in Vihiga County has access to clean water.

In solidarity, members of the County Assembly pledged to associate with development fully for the benefit of Vihiga County residents.

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