The newly sworn Chief Officers have been urged by Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka to perform their duties diligently and professionally.
The Governor encouraged them to perform extensive checks before making any payments, as the accounting officials wanted to guarantee that the money from the taxpayers was used properly and for the intended purpose.
“You are the accounting officers; the back stops at you. Never approve any payment for something that hasn’t been verified,” cautioned Lusaka.
Among those who were sworn in were Evelyn Wekesa (Public Administration), Reuben Wambwa (Trade, energy, and Industrialization), and Robert Simiyu (Agriculture and Livestock).
“As we congratulate you on your new positions today, Governor Lusaka added, I also urge you to execute your roles diligently and professionally,” added the principal.
The county boss also stated that the Trade Loans Regulations had been forwarded to the County Assembly for enactment into law, which will pave the way for the release of the funds, which is in tandem with Kenya Kwanza’s Bottom-Up Economic Model.
Lusaka further divulged that Kipsigon and Chwele Markets are set for major upgrades in this financial year.
He also announced the creation of a new department at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, the Department of Public Health, which will be headed by a Chief Officer and a Director.
Also gracing the occasion were Deputy Governor Janepher Mbatiany, Kanduyi Member of Parliament John Makali, and Members of the County Assembly led by Speaker Emmanuel Situma, among other senior county officials.