25th Thursday March 2021 – kitui county Assembly’s business as reported by your ever truthful blog www.thecountydiary.co.ke
I. A report by the Labor and Social Welfare Committee on the assessment of the welfare and engagement of workers at the Kitui County Textile Centre (KICOTEC) was adopted by the House. Some of the recommendations made included:
- KICOTEC should ensure that there is equal and fair distribution of workers among the Sub counties and Wards, while giving special consideration to minorities and marginalized communities. This will not only ensure equity and fairness across the County but will also advance the provisions of Article 56(b) of the Constitution of Kenya.
It should engage workers on a monthly retainer of at least kshs. 15,000 per month which will ensure that whether they work in shifts or not they can lead decent and comfortable lives.
- The corporations marketing department should be more robust in conducting aggressive marketing campaigns which will be vital in attracting business for the entity. This will ensure that there is sufficient work to ensure that workers can be engaged on a full time basis and improve the financial standing of the entity.
- KICOTEC should formalize its request for issuance of either a conditional grant or re consideration of three years funding to the entity and submit a comprehensive report on the financial standing of the entity which will enable the House to consider its request and make appropriate recommendations on the matter.
II. A statement request was issued to the chairperson, committee on Public Service Management and Administration on the Implementation status of Community Level Infrastructure Development Projects (CLIDP) for Financial Years 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 by Hon. Alex Mwangangi (Kyome/Thaana)