Busia Village Administrators have been told to act as watch dogs to ensure that no grabbing or encroachment of land within their areas of jurisdiction, County Director Public Administration Robert Muganda has said.
BE OUR WATCH DOGS TO ENSURE NO LAND ENCROACHMENT, BUSIA VILLAGE ADMINISTRATORS TOLD
Speaking during an induction course for Village Administrators and administrative officers that was formally closed by County Secretary Nicodemus Mulaku at Hotel Levantes Amagoro Friday, October 26th 2018, Muganda told the Administrators to guard county assets jealously.
“We have so many assets in your areas of jurisdiction that we inherited, purchased or devolved that are at a high risk of encroachment. Make your own register, and where there are threats of encroachment; kindly take action or escalate where you can’t,” he said.
Chief Officer in the Office of the Governor Ezekiel Okwach told the village administrators to take note of all assets belonging to the county and keep records, adding that the county leadership will take appropriate action.
County Secretary Nicodemus Mulaku thanked Kenya School of Government Baringo Campus for offering the five-day induction course to 120 village administrators, thus making Busia County the first in the country to take village administrators through this kind of training.
He told the administrators to be always available to county citizens, adding that they are “village governors” who should have their presence felt, thus leaving a legacy for the Governor and themselves.
The CS told the administrators to be fearlessly in discharging their duties, saying that their jobs are anchored in the law.” The training you have undergone has created a difference between you and non-public administrators. We are confident that you will represent the Governor and the County Government with dignity,” he said.