In a bid to continue offering quality and enhanced services to residents of Uasin Gishu County and maximize on the use of available resources for projects, the Departments of Economic Planning in conjunction with the Department of Roads, Transport, Energy and Public Works are scheduled to begin a joint Annual Monitoring and Evaluation exercise for the financial year 2020/21.
According to Chief Officer Economic Planning CPA Millicent Okonjo who will be leading the exercise,the two weeks exercise will give them an opportunity to physically ascertain reports given by all departments by visiting all the projects on ground for verification before the new financially year begins.
CPA Okonjo said:, We shall engage engineers to assess the implementation of roads projects as well as other infrastructure projects since most projects in the county are infrastructural.”
The Acting Director in charge of Monitoring and Evaluation Michael Ndolo said the exercise will commence on 19th next week Monday and end on 30th July 2021 with a keen focus on county funded projects and programmes being implemented across the county.
Officers from the Departments have been divided into six groups, three per each group and are expected to cover all wards within the six sub-counties of Kesses, Ainabkoi, Moiben, Kapseret, Soy and Turbo.
‘This exercise will seek to assess performance of county projects in terms of execution of projects activities, while noting bottlenecks and best practices. This is anticipated to enhance effectiveness in the delivery of projects, thus maximising on outcomes and impacts for residentsof the county ,” Ndolo said.
The first day will see the teams tour projects in Cheptiret/Kipchamo ward (Kesses Subcounty), Langas ward (Kapseret Subcounty), Moi’s Bridge ward (Soy Subcounty), KarunaMeibeki (Moiben Subcounty) and Kamagut ward (Turbo Subcounty).
The aim of the exercise is for the departments to work together in acquiring necessary data that will guide and inform in planning strategies, proper designs for implementation of the programmes and projects, informed allocation and reallocation of resources in better ways that target key projects.
The Director Roads Engineer Benjamin Kirongo said his department is already prepared for the activity and will be available as planned to make sure the development projections are in tandem with what the residents expect.
‘We shall be undertaking the exercise as a team because the main objective is to track the projects and ensure they are implemented as per project conditions and specifications, all our officers tasked for the job are ready,” said director roads engineer Kirongo.