Residents of Turbo Sub-County have a reason to smile following the completion of the state-of-the-art Sub-County Office in Kamagut Ward.
The office which is now ready and awaiting commissioning by Governor Jonathan Bii is expected to provide essential services including Artificial Insemination services, Agriculture extension services, licensing, public health, cooperatives and Saccos services by the already devolved officers among others.
According to County Executive Committee Member for Administration and Devolution Elijah Kosgey, the office is one of Governor Jonathan Bii’s flagship projects noting that residents will be able to receive services closer to them.
He said their aim is the decentralization of services for effective and improved service delivery.
“The ten functions that were devolved in the 2010 Constitution, now benefit the residents directly” He said.
Kamagut Member of County Assembly( MCA) Samwel Sawe said that it is a relief to the sub-County residents who have been using at least Sh 400 per person to travel to the county headquarters in Eldoret town to seek services.
“Things will be very simple now that we shall be having all services just within our locality,” noted Sawe.
Chief Officer for Devolution, Mark Some, said that the County continues to commit and serve its citizens wholeheartedly.
Chief Officer for Roads, Transport, and Public Works, Eng. Abraham Kiptalam, in his speech, said: ” We want to appreciate H. E Governor Jonathan Bii for his leadership that he has provided when the project was initiated and has finally been handed over to the client.
“As Roads, Transport and Public Works department, we are so much delighted for handing over this project having completed all the scope of works within the stipulated time.”
Eng. Abraham Kiptalam said: “This is a modern building which can cater for all special groups of people, the disability group, display of ramps, the toilets have also been catered for special groups, smoke detectors, very fine offices spaces that have been created among others.”
Eng. Kiptalam further thanked the contractor for delivering quality workmanship.
On her part, Cooperatives and Enterprise Chief Office Ruth Samoei said farmer cooperative societies from the Sub County will be receiving services at their comfort calling on the residents to make use of the office in seeking all government available services.
The office is the third sub-County office after the construction of the other three Sub-County offices of Ainabkoi, Moiben and Kapseret.
Present were Director Administration and Devolution Florence Lagat, Turbo Sub County Administrator James Rotich, Huruma Ward Administrator Erick Ombok and Public Works team