Uasin Gishu Governor Jonathan Bii has reiterated his government’s commitment to inject an efficient public service through motivated personnel.

Speaking on Thursday evening during a staff dinner coming after the county’s participation at the Kenya Inter-County Games in Meru County, Governor Bii said his government is keen to make a motivated workforce.

The Governor said budgeting and organizing sports and social activities for county staff are some of his intentions.

He said time away from work forms crucial recipes for healthy, motivated and efficient personnel. “Human Resource models appreciate that a human being should have some time off busy schedules, through annual leaves as well as bonding through sports and other events.”

“My Government appreciates that a healthy and efficient personnel will deliver when they are motivated.”

“For this reason, sports and other social events will be organized and supported as guided by human resources,” said Bii, while adding that the staff will be remunerated reasonably and according to the guidelines.

He spoke at the dinner that celebrated county staff who competed and raked 10 trophies in the 17 sports disciplines they participated in.

Governor Bii praised the staff for their performance at the 10th edition of the games. He said the county will field as many sports teams as possible to increase the medal cabinet. “You did very well and going forward, we shall ensure we have as many teams so that we can continue confirming that we are indeed the champions.

Uasin Gishu finished third overall, a big leap from last year when the county finished fifth. Uasin Gishu took the pole position in volleyball men and women and athletics women, came second debuting in golf, a team captained by Deputy Governor Eng John Barorot.

County Executives Eng Lucy Ng’endo (Sports), Eng Joseph Lagat (Roads), Eng Martha Cheruto (Trade), Dr Janeth Kosgei (Education), Elijah Kosgei (Devolution), County Secretary Edwin Bett and a host of Chief Officers and directors were the senior county officers who attended the dinner.