Uasin Gishu County Government is set to begin a month-long exercise that will see the identification, verification and validation of assets of both levels of Government I.e the National Government and those in the County Government.

During a meeting chaired by Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Dr Eddyson Nyale, the committee charged with the responsibility, agreed that the exercise is key as a way that will ensure that public assets are secured for future generations and preserving to bequeath prosperity.

In his speech Dr. Nyale noted that the exercise was fully participatory and both levels of Government and stakeholders were fundamental for the successful execution of an inventory that will input all data.

“The team from the National Government, County Government, Intergovernmental Relations Technical Committee (IGRTC) and all stakeholders will have a big role for the process to be successful,” said Dr. Nyale.

County Secretary Mr. Edwin Bett, noted that accurate reporting was key in the exercise hence the persons tasked to produce the data are required to work diligently and compare all the data collected from the previous exercise, the current data and the data in the register provided by the state Department of Lands.

“It’s also important to note that during the exercise, the public lands whose data shall be collected are those from The National Government, The Defunct Wareng County Council and the Municipal Council lands; while parcels recently acquired by the County Government will be excluded,” Mr. Bett added.

Chief Officer Lands and Physical planning Mr Nathan Korir, assured the team of full commitment by the officers tasked, noting that his department would facilitate the exercise where possible.

The assets that will be taken into account include all public land and7 developments therein.

The meeting brought together senior officers from the legal office, Lands, Housing, Finance, State Department of Lands, Assistant County Commissioners, Administrators, survey and valuers.