Uasin Gishu Deputy Governor Eng. John Barorot has affirmed the commitment of Governor Jonathan Bii’s administration to ensuring gender representation in all key aspects is met
Speaking at the County Headquarters in Eldoret during the marking of International Women’s Day, themed; DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality Eng. Barorot said they have already made strides in having women representation in top management at the county.
The Deputy County Boss said already, Governor Bii’s women leadership is well represented and it is confident that it will deliver on its mandate to the residents.
He further noted that out of the over 4,000 county employees, 59 percent are women.
He adds, “We know women are capable as men in terms of delivery and under Governor Bii’s NGUZO KUMI development blueprint, they will be initiating a number of programs to address gender parity issues within the society.
With this year’s theme pegged on digital and technology, the deputy Governor challenged women to embrace technology to better their lives.
Similar sentiments were shared by the county executive for Education and Gender, Dr. Janeth Kosgei, who said it is only through technology that women can fully participate in contributing to the county’s economic growth.
She further pledged that her department will come up with programs and projects that will help ease the challenges that women have been facing.
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