Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Environment and Forestry PS, Dr. Chris Kiptoo today lead ten of his colleagueson an inspection tour to assessthe implementation status of government projects in Nairobi, under the National Development Implementation Technical Committee (NDITC) Cluster One.

Dr. Kiptoo who is also the Chair of NDITC Cluster One, led his fellow PSs, Dr. BelioKipsang, Education;CharlseSunkuli, Devolution;CharlseHinga, Urban Development and Prof. Collet Suda, Gender. Others were, Andrew Kamua, Petroleum;ZainabuHussein,Correctional Services; Alfred Cheriuyot, Post Training and Skills Development;Ali Noor of Cooperatives and Dr. Nancy Karigithuof Shipping and Maritime on an extensive tour of various development projects in Nairobi.

During at tour of the Kenya Institute of Business Training Department (KIBT) in Parklands is for the Department of the Ministry of Trade, the team was amazed with the transformation that the Institute has undergone since 2009 when the rehabilitation works re-started, after stalling in 1995.

KIBT, a seven(7) story complex which with 40 forty accommodation rooms isa critical complex as it houses the Kenya Multi Commodities Exchange (KOMEX) and the Kenya US- FTA Secretariate that are key in enhancing trade between Kenya and the United States and provides real time information on. The Institute has ample space for office accommodation, Amphitherea, lecture rooms, Library, Computer laboratory and Business Incubation Shops.

Dr. Kiptoo said that upon completion, Complex will have space for office accommodation and related facilities, it is therefore advisable that some public institutions can also occupy some of the office spaces to save government from renting office accommodation. The PS’ sentiments were echoed by his colleagues who unanimously agreed that the government should maximized on the office accommodation available at KIBT to save the huge amounts spent on renting office accommodation in private premises.

Prior to visiting KIBT, the Principal Secretaries were guided on an extensive tour of the Kenya Diary Board Laboratories in Kangemito assess thestatus of the installation of ultra-modern dairy processing Laboratories. The team also assessed the standards of processing dairyproducts to ascertain compliance with safety measures by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS). The tour was conducted by the Margaret Kibogy, the Board’s Managing Director, who gave a detailed presentation on the processing or various dairy products.

The team was impressed with the facility and commended the Management for exemplary performance that guaranteed quality dairy products and also provided market for dairy farmers.

The team later visited two primary schools, Kabete Vet Lab ECDE and Hospital Hill Primary Schools to asses level of compliance with the COVID 19 protocols and to establish the per centage of pupils who have reported back to school in compliance with the Presidential Directive that compelled all children to report back to school after the re-opening on 04th January 2021.

The team were guided on the tour of the project by the NairobiCounty Commissioner Ms. Flora Mworoa and the Presidential Delivery Unit(DPU).

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