Wajir Governor Mohamed Abdi Mohamud has nominated a new board to oversee Public Service operations in the County.
In a statement released to the media on Monday, Governor Abdi named the chairman, secretary and members of the new board.
The list of nominees released at the County headquarters include Jellee Abdi Ibrahim and Adow Osman Ahmed as Chairperson and Secretary of the board respectively.
Governor Abdi also nominated five others as board members who included Rashid Osman, Rukia Ali Hassan, Mohamed Abdi Omar, Ahmed Hassan Billow and Deka Noor Adan.
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The nomination follows the expiry of the tenure of the former board and the new team will serve for six years once they are approved by the County Assembly of Wajir.
In a letter dated 30th August 2019, the Governor urged the County Assembly Members to approve the names in order to facilitate a smooth transition of the board.
“I petition the County Assembly to expedite the approval process to facilitate a smooth transition of the board and continuity of service delivery,” Governor Abdi said.
He noted that in making the nominations, he considered all constitutional requirements.
“I have considered the need to reflect the ethnic diversity and regional dynamics of Wajir County,” said the Governor.
Meanwhile, Tana River County yesterday launched a Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) exercise for National Identity cards registration in which 7,455 people are targeted.
Speaking during the official launch at Mikinduni location, Galole Deputy County Commissioner Mr. Evans Wendetto said the initiative will end on October, 3rd 2019.
Mr. Wendetto called on those who have attained the age of 18 years and have not obtained the ID cards to visit the identified vetting centres to register as it is a requirement for Kenyan citizens and it is important for security reasons.
He the RRI is targeting to register about 2,000 persons in Galole, 2,455 persons in Tana North and 3,000 persons in Tana Delta Sub Counties respectively.
The Deputy County Commissioner also reminded parents that it was a crime not to take their children to school and warned that stern measures will be taken against offenders.
He urged the area residents to co-exist peacefully and ensure there is peace between the farmers and the pastoralists in the area.