Prof. Kobia asks counties to support national government to achieve its agenda
The Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Cabinet Secretary (CS), Prof. Margaret Kobia has challenged county governments to work in harmony with the national government to achieve the Big Four agenda unveiled by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Speaking at the official launch of Meru Economic and Social Council at Three Steers Hotel in Meru Town on Friday, Prof. Kobia noted that county governments were great partners in helping the country to move towards greater heights of economic development.
The CS appealed to all county governments to provide a conducive environment for their employees to exploit their potential at work and in changing Kenyans attitude towards public service.
“We may have very competent people but they may fail to deliver due to unconducive work environment and policies,” said the CS.
She added that a motivated workforce will drive the counties agenda hence realization of sustainable development and effective service delivery to all people.
Prof. Kobia who is also a member of the Meru Economic and Social Council (MESC) reiterated that Meru County had the potential of supporting the national government in the manufacturing, health and housing sectors calling on the county leadership to utilize the opportunities.
The MESC comprises prominent professionals and leaders from Meru County.
The Meru Governor, Kiraitu Murungi expressed confidence the council will assist his government achieve its manifestos by offering ideas and counsel.
By Richard Muhambe