Governors to Visit Makueni For Benchmarking

  • 46 governors are set to visit Makueni County in July to study the county's successful public participation approach.

    Governor Kivutha Kibwana stated that the forum will bring together top county government officials who will compare notes on various issues regarding development.

    “We are happy that many counties are coming to Makueni to benchmark. This is very positive.

    "We believe that each county has a story to tell about devolution and that is why we are opening our doors to host this momentous forum,” he remarked.

    [caption caption="Kivutha Kibwana"][/caption]

    Speaking of his county's participatory approach, Kibwana noted that it had given the people power over public funded projects.

    The idea, he said, was to ensure the locals own the projects and to widen the supervisory net with the people watching over those responsible for the delivery of various government projects.

    “We are very conscious when people praise us for the achievements. But we must not become proud thinking that we have done it.

    "All that is happening in Makueni is because of the glory of God,” he added.

    Prof Kibwana also reserved special praise for Kisumu and Meru counties for their achievements in public service organization.

    “Meru is on top when it comes to the creation of various parastatals to undertake certain roles for the government and we will be in Meru next month to learn a few things from their success stories.

    "It is good we now have a maarifa center at the CoG from where people can access information on what is happening in the other counties,” he stated.

    Deputy Governor Adelina Mwau, on the other hand, lauded the planned visit saying county governments’ now have a lot to learn from each other.

    [caption caption="Kivutha Kibwana and Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua"][/caption]