Uasin Gishu County Deputy Governor Eng. John Barorot has reiterated that the plans for August’s Devolution Conference are well within schedule.

Speaking as he hosted stakeholders from various sectors in preparation for the conference, Eng Barorot said their preps works are within the timelines.

Speaking during the meeting, Eng. Barorot also thanked the Council of Governors for choosing Eldoret to host this year’s devolution conference, themed 10 Years of Devolution Present and Future and scheduled for 15th- 19th August.

“The county is at 60% preparation with all companies and organizations involved and all infrastructures is being worked on from Sports Club, Hill school to Kipchoge Stadium and the Eldoret Arboretum,” said Eng. Barorot.

The DG further stated that as Uasin Gishu County befits as Kenya’s fifth city, the pivotal role of early planning and preparations should be considered as numerous esteemed delegates are expected.

Additionally, he noted that the conference aims at enabling resources to be closer to mwananchi and what problems have to be addressed thus taking full advantage.

On her part, Deputy Speaker for the County Assembly, Sarah Malel, reiterated that it was important to involve stakeholders since the devolution conference is an important activity in the County to check the progress of Uasin Gishu 10 years down the line.

“The County is on the right track in preparations for the conference set for August, “she added.

Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) chair of the Uasin Gishu chapter, Willy Kenei, appreciated the County Government for engaging the private sector to be part of the conference.

“The private sector is ready to host the conference and take advantage of the opportunity that will leave a mark to attract more investors in the County and the cash flow will be of benefit to many businesses, ” he said.

All County Executives, Chief Officers, Directors and various stakeholders representative were present during the breakfast meeting.