Kisii County Governor, James Ongwae will not tolerate non-performing staff in his administration.
The governor, who was sworn in for a second term before Lady Justice Grace Nzioka on Monday at Gusii Stadium, issued the stern warning saying that his administration had no place for lazy staff.
Promising to reorganize his government, Ongwae said that the impending recruitment of county staff would be based on meritocracy, regional balance, gender balance and equity.
The Governor promised better health, water and environmental management services as well as, sanitation, education, and roads
Under health services, Ongwae stressed that his government would focus on primary health care services which would mostly entail preventive measures explaining that by doing so, most of the public funds wasted on the exorbitant curative measures would be saved.
Echoing the words of his deputy Joash Maingi, the Governor extended an olive branch to his political competitors in the August poll urging them to join hands with him and other elected leaders in building the County for posterity.
Meanwhile, there was drama after the Governor was forced to take an oath twice after it was discovered he had failed to lift the Bible in the first swearing.
This was after a journalist sought to know why the governor, believed to be a staunch Christian had failed to swear using the holy book.
Present during the occasion was Kisii County Commissioner, Samuel Njora, who after reading the speech by Devolution Cabinet Secretary, Mwangi Kiunjuri stressed on the need for county governments to work together with the national government for the benefit of the public.
Others present were Nyamira Governor, John Nyagarama, elected County Members of National Assembly, MCAs, Kisii Senator-elect, Prof. Sam Ongeri and Women Representative- elect, Janet Ong’era.
Source: Kenya News Agency