The County Government of Uasin Gishu under the leadership of Governor Dr Jonathan Bii is committed towards enhancing private sector engagement.

On Friday the Department of Health Services signed a memorandum of understanding with the USAID private sector engagement programme with an aim of fostering collaboration between the public and private sectors in the County.

The MOU outlines a five-year programme that will focus on developing a public-private partnership policy for the County and formulating a strategic plan for the Department of Health Services.

Speaking during the signing of the MOU,Health Services County Executive Committee Member Dr Abraham Serem noted that one of the key components of this initiative is the establishment of a technical sector working group that will work together with the stakeholders to identify opportunities for collaboration, address challenges, and develop strategies to promote private sector involvement in various sectors of the county’s economy.

“By bringing together expertise from both sectors, the working group will be able to leverage resources and create innovative solutions to improve service delivery and drive economic growth,”said Dr Serem.

He added that the public-private partnership policy that will be developed as part of this programme is expected to provide a framework for engaging with the private sector in a transparent and mutually beneficial manner by outlining clear guidelines and mechanisms for collaboration therefore facilitating investment, promote innovation, and enhance the delivery of public services in Uasin Gishu County.

On his part,Promotive and Preventive Health Chief Officer Dr Paul Wangwe noted that the strategic plan for the Department of Health Services will focus on improving healthcare services through partnerships with private healthcare providers, ensuring better access to quality care for residents.

“The signing of this MOU marks a significant step towards promoting private sector engagement and fostering collaboration between the public and private sectors in Uasin Gishu County,”said Dr Wangwe.

On her part,Clinical Services Chief Officer Dr Joyce Sang noted that by working together, the County Government and private sector partners have the opportunity to drive sustainable development, create employment opportunities, and improve the quality of life for the residents of the county.

She addes that the partnership has the potential to transform the way services are delivered, drive economic growth, and ultimately, enhance the overall well-being of the people of Uasin Gishu.