By Tony Wafula
Governor Kenneth Lusaka has confirmed 194 casual workers on a permanent basis. Speaking to the press at his home in Kamukunywa on Monday, Lusaka recognized the role workers play in the growth of the economy saying they should be motivated. He reiterated that the 343 Vocational and Technical Training instructors, VTC who had stagnated in the same job groups for more than five years are also under review and will be issued with promotion letters as planned in the new financial year.
“I have directed the County Public Service Board to rectify the anomaly to ensure workers are motivated. The delay in the assurance of PnP letters stagnated many of them in the same position,” he said. The governor called on the County workers to execute their duties diligently assuring them that promotions will be on a regular basis.
“I recognize the importance of not just having a labor force in numbers but one that is committed and motivated to drive my agenda of bringing change and prosperity to all parts of this great County,” he said. He further affirmed that his administration is in the process of replacing the 160 ECD teachers who left the service through natural attrition to ensure that early childhood education was key to his manifesto.
The County Boss further reassured residents that the ailing Nzoia Sugar Company will soon be back on its feet pointing out that concerted efforts were being done by area leaders to ensure this is achieved. Lusaka also reported that the National Government in partnership with the County Government of Bungoma is in the process of implementing the creation of the 250 Million Industrial Park and the Low-income housing project which will be economic game changers to the region. The Ford Kenya governor said the delay in the disbursement of the county allocation has hurt the county activities.