Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago EGH has asked the newly inaugurated Eldoret Municipal Board to effectively focus on delivering its mandate as per the law.
Speaking today at the Eldoret town Hall during the inauguration of the board, Mandago also called for a close working relationship between the board and his administration so as to ensure service delivery to locals living within the municipality is realized.
Do your job diligently. You are independent but we must work as a team. We need to cooperate,” noted the county boss.
The Eldoret Municipal Board will be mandated to handle all the affairs of the municipality ranging from environmental issues as well as a business among others.
It is on this note that the Governor advised it to put in place regulations that will help enhance the cleanliness of the town and provide a conducive environment of doing business.
He, however, said the duty on making the town clean does not fall on the board’s table alone.
“Think of how to give local investors opportunities to flourish,” he said.
During the inauguration of the board, former councilor Julius Kimeli Kitur was elected as the board’s chairperson and Beatrice Kemboi as his deputy.
In his inaugural address, Kitur promised to steer Eldoret town into the city status.
“We will ensure an uninterrupted supply of basic commodities to our people. We will also ensure Eldoret is elevated to city status,” he said.
“I also want to assure the business community in this town that they will get the best environment for doing their business” he added.
Governor Mandago also advised locals in the county against setting up structures without getting approval from relevant authorities.
He also expressed the need for the existing physical planning to be fully followed.
We must respect the physical planning. We don’t want to see people lose their property basically because they did not seek approval of their investment. As much as we’re supporting development, it must be as per the law,” he insisted.
Uasin Gishu County Assembly Speaker David Kiplagat, MCAs, County Executives, Chief Officers among other government and business community members attended the event.