FRUITS OF DEVOLUTION

Makueni to embrace partnerships for better service delivery

Kilonzo says he will tap into resources, ideas and expertise of different stakeholders

In Summary

• Kilonzo said he will be consulting with the clergy and allow them to participate in development meetings, County Economic Forums and boards.

• He said this will ensure transparency and accountability of funds and resources.

Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr during an interview with the Star at Kilonzo and Co Advocates in Nairobi on January 18.
FRUITS OF DEVOLUTION: Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr during an interview with the Star at Kilonzo and Co Advocates in Nairobi on January 18.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

Makueni Governor Mutula Kilonzo Junior has promised to partner with different stakeholders to transform the livelihood of residents.

He said his administration will tap resources from the state, partners and expertise from experienced civil servants in ensuring residents enjoy the fruits of devolution.

Kilonzo who spoke on Monday during a prayer meeting at his Wote office said he shall not work in isolation.

“I will seek better friendships and partnerships from the national government officers so as to tap resources, ideas and expertise.

“I have met with both retired and working senior civil servants from Makueni, working in different sectors of the economy. They are ready to work with us only if we recognise them,” he said.

The prayer meeting was organised by inter-religious clergy from the area led by Catholic Father Paul Munguti.

Also in attendance was deputy governor Lucy Mulili, Makueni Senator Daniel Maanzo and county staff.

Kilonzo said he will be consulting with the clergy and allow them to participate in development meetings, County Economic Forums and boards.

He said this will ensure transparency and accountability of funds and resources.

“We will involve the clergy in leadership by inviting them to our development meetings, CEFs, budget committees and Wote Municipal Board,” Kilonzo said.

The governor also said his administration will ensure farmers reap from their produce by establishing linkages and markets.

“The people of Makueni are not wrong to expect more from us. The whole of Ukambani is looking up to Makueni. The country is expecting even more from us,” he said.

Mulili said they are committed and ready to work for the residents of Makueni.

“There is no time to waste, we are ready to work for the people of Makueni to realise the true fruits of devolution,” she said.

Maanzo also promised to strengthen good working relationships between both levels of government, while ensuring the county is allocated more resources.

(Edited by Bilha Makokha)

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