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Kisii county RRI programme to aid key development projects

By Eric Abuga | March 8th 2020 at 12:44:34 GMT +0300

Kisii Governor James Ongwae and other County staff inspects the construction of a casualty block at Marani sub county hospital on March 4, 2020. [Sammy Omingo, Standard]

The 100 day Rapid Response Initiative (RRI) programme is set to jolt key deliverables including the expansion of Gusii Stadium, general beautification of Kisii town, opening of Roads and upgrade of water supply ahead of the June 1 57th Madaraka Day Celebrations.

According to Governor James Ongwae, the RRI exercise is aimed at offering better services to the people as enshrined in in the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP).

RRI is being used in counties in the process of planning as well as make decisions to achieve certain targets attached to performance contracts.

“Through RRI we must cascade targets down to departmental budgets and galvanise teams. As an administration, the process gives us tools to focus on results,” said Ongwae.

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RRI teams will have seven members including CEC, Chief Officers, Director Technical, strategic officer and team leader with knowledge of the duties to be undertaken.

The team leaders must experts understanding the expected targets, financing and the flagship projects to be undertaken.

The cleaning and streamlining of the county’s recruitment process will form part of the 100 days RRI exercise.

The newly recruited county public service board will consider career progression and promotions within the said period.

"As a county government, we have embraced this mode of operation to help serve residents in a satisfactory manner," said Ongwae.

Construction of extra pavilion and a VIP pavilion to hold 2,000 people also forms part of the RRI programme which has to be achieved before May 15.

The programme in Kisii is being led by Emmanuel Lubembe, a consultant on improving service delivery in counties.

Kisii county RRI programme James Ongwae
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