On Wednesday, September, 2020 – The Assembly discussed a report on the Assessment of the Welfare and Working Conditions of the Sub County, Ward and Village Administrators in Kitui County. The report was moved by the Chair of the Committee on Labor and Social Services, Hon. Munyoki Mwinzi (Wiper Nominated MCA).
The committee did an assessment of the challenges facing the administrators in execution of their duties that disrupt service delivery in the devolved units, sought to ascertain their general welfare within their work environment and table recommmendations for consideration by the Assembly.
The motion which was seconded by Hon. Charles Maema (Kivou Ward MCA) was greatly supported by the House. Amongst recommendations that were considered include the following:
The line Ministry should progressively budget for procurenent of vehicles for Sub County Administrators and Motorcycles for Ward and Village Administrators. Allocation should also be made for purchase of laptops, desktop computers, printers and furniture for their offices.
The County Executive should consider entering into a partnership with the Assembly to complete and share the stalled Ward Offices in order to expedite operationalization of these offices and provide a good environment for improved service delivery.
The County Assembly’s Committee on Labor and Social Welfare should come up with a legal framework to govern and regulate engagement of Village Elders. This will help operationalize the Village Councils for effective discharge of duties with necessary support.
The County Government should adhere to provisions of Human Resource Manual which requires all officers to undergo at least 5 days training every fiscal year. . Also the County Government should ensure that all Administrators undergo training relevant to their duties within 90 days of adoption of the report.
The ministries of Finance and Economic Planning and, Lands, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development should come up with Regulations governing provision of car loans and mortgage schemes for the public officers in the County Executive and forward them to the Assembly within 60 days of adoption of the report.