New Lamu County County Executive Committee Members (CECM’s) for Finance, Budget, Strategy and Economic Planning and Lands,Physical Planning, Urban Development and Infrastructure have officially handed over the reins to each other after a swap of departmental portfolio.

Immediate former Finance CECM Ahmed Hemed officially swapped places with immediate former Lands CECM Fahima Araphat in a handover ceremony in Lamu Island, following a recent reorganization and restructuring of government departments.

Speaking during the handing over and farewell meeting CECM Fahima commended his counterpart for his leadership on best-performing milestones on revenue collection, prudent allocation of resources and clearing of pending bills, adjudged to be among the best in country, according to the Controller of Budget.

Pledging to progress critical infrastructure development agenda and land reforms through titles issuance, CECM Ahmed thanked his counterpart for setting best-practice standards in a critical service delivery field.

In the recent reorganization, Governor Fahim Twaha restructured critical departments, citing the need to inject impetus, efficiency and effectiveness in execution of the County’s development plans.

In the restructured cabinet, Governor Fahim will lead a lean team, and double as the County Executive for Public Health, Environment, Sanitation and Lamu Municipality. His Deputy Abdulhakim Aboud Hakeem will double as a County Executive in an expanded portfolio – Food Security, Cooperative Development, Fisheries, Blue Economy and Water Services.

Immediate former CECM for Public Health, Environment and Water Services Abu Godhana Dae will now handle Public Service Management and Administration.

CECM’s Paul Thairu and Dr. Anne Gathoni remain untouched, while CECM Josphat Musembi is a new entrant in-charge of Trade, Tourism and industrialisation.

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