KIPPRA to undertake Devolution success survey in Busia

The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) will in the next three days undertake a survey on the status of Devolution in Busia County for the last three years.

Speaking early on Monday in Busia after meeting the Chief Officer in the governor’s office, Ezekiel Okwach, KIPPRA team leader, Boniface Owino s aid they are on a three-day tour of the county between today and Wednesday and they have scheduled several interviews with relevant parties.

“Ours is to establish the extent to which devolution has been a success in the county, to ascertain the challenges the county government is facing in its implementation and make recommendation towards improvement,” he disclosed.

Among those to be interviewed according to Owino include County Executives, the County Secretary, Clerk to the County Assembly, Secretary to the County Public Service Board and the County Commissioner.

Okwach said all arrangements have been made for the survey tour to be a success.

“We have already identified the stakeholders the team shall be meeting on Wednesday. They will be drawn from the business community, women and youth groups, religious leaders, civil society and persons living with disability,” he stated.

The County Transition Authority Coordinator, Redempta Oyieyo assured the KIPPRA team of maximum co-operation, saying all is set to ensure it achieves its targets.

The team has been seconded to carry out the survey before the three-year term of the Transitional Authority (TA) ends in March this year.

It will be forwarding its findings to the TA and the President at the end of next month before the report is made public.

By Melechezedeck Ejakait

Source: KNA