Message from The Governor H.E. Anne Waiguru, O.G.W., E.G.H.
This year’s Devolution Conference is unique in that it factors greater citizens’ participation in the program and recognizes the need to measure and evaluate our efforts as 47 devolved units in delivering services to Kenyans.
I am personally very gratified to witness what we have achieved together as a nation since devolution began six years ago. As the first Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning, I recall the many challenges we faced in implementing a model of governance that was new to us.
Today, Huduma Centers across the country stand as a testament to the success of devolution. The growing automation of government processes that began with the successful implementation of the Integrated Financial Management Information System, (IFMIS) has proved that efficient service delivery and better use of resources to reach every citizen is not only possible but achievable. Through this, and other efforts by both the national government and county governments under the able leadership of the Council of Governors, we stand as a stronger and more prosperous nation six years on.
Governor, Kirinyaga County
Lastly, as you participate in this forum over the next few days, I encourage you to spare some time to tour our beautiful county. We have no shortage of scenic waterfalls and historic sites that are waiting to be explored and you will find the people warm and welcoming everywhere you go.