LAMU COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCE AUDIT OF PUBLIC SERVICE

The Lamu Public Service Board(LPSB) Chairman Mr. Abdalla Fadhil today commissioned the 3rd human resource audit for Lamu County.

The countywide exercise kicked off with a staff audit at the King Fahad Hospital, Lamu Vocational Training Center/ TVET and Public Service Board today, June 21, 2021 and runs through to July 8, 2021.

In the near and long-term, the LPSB-led exercise is geared at ensuring proper placement of staff, carrying out training needs assessment, ensure proper distribution of staff and training opportunities.

Speaking when he flagged off the exercise, Mr. Fadhil termed the audit a critical tool to ensure legal compliance; identify processes and skills gaps, efficiencies in documentation and technology, training, communications and relevant employment practices necessary to improve service delivery.

“Importantly, the audit will help us know exactly how many employees we have, their work stations, gender, those living with disabilities, those who need promotion among other issues. This will ensure the County Government is up to date, compliant and following best practice within employment law,” said Mr Fadhil.

The Public Service Board CEO Mr. Fadhil Maamun called on all Chief Officers within the county government to mobilize the staff in their departments to ensure all employees take part in the exercise.

All county government officials, both permanent and pensionable, those on contracts, casuals and interns will be expected to present themselves and carry along:

-A duly filled form to be provided by their department

-Copy of ID

-Academic Certificates

-June 2021 payslip certificate

-First letter of appointment

-Letter of last promotion

The full programme for the data collection exercise on Human Resource is available on the official County Website, digital pages and on the Notice boards of all County Departments.

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Photo Credit: Adam Musa

For more information contact:

Lamu County Government Communications Office at info@lamu.go.ke

MPEKETONI HOSPITAL RECEIVES AN IMMUNOLOGY ANALYZER TO BOOST DIAGNOSIS SERVICES IN LAMU

Lamu County Government has procured an immunology analyzer that will be doing an average of 100 tests per hour.

Speaking during the handover CECM Health Dr. Ann Gathoni said the analyzer would be able to perform among many others;

1 . Blood screening for HIV, Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C virus, and sphilis.

2 Tumor markers for cancer screening.

3.PSA levels for prostate cancer screening.

4 Fertility hormones.

5.Other immune related diseases.

This development means Lamu County will not be sending samples to Mombassa and Nairobi for testing.

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For more information contact; info@lamu.go.ke

The County Government has today held a consultative meeting with Unions of Healthcare Workers

The County Government has today held a consultative meeting with Unions of Healthcare Workers in Lamu to restore a harmonious and enabling work environment in the Health Department and improve the overall service delivery.

The engagement was led by the CECM’s for Medical Services and Public Service Management Dr. Anne Gathoni and Mr Abdu Godana; County Secretary Mr. John Mburu and the Lamu County Public Service Board Chairman Mr Abdalla Fadhil.

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Lamu County Government Communications Office at info@lamu.go.ke

BOOSTING WASTE COLLECTION

Lamu County Government has procured equipment and machinery to mobilize a clean-up campaign drive in Lamu Island.

Through its Municipal Council, the County has unveiled equipments including a brand new tractor, cleaning brooms, wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes and waste bins and other materials.

The equipment will help in stepping up efforts to clean Lamu Island streets, specifically, gutter cleaning and garbage disposal.

Speaking in his office earlier today, Lamu Municipal manager, Mr Omar Famau urged Lamu residents to support the clean-up campaign efforts and take personal responsibility for a cleaner environment for healthy lifestyles.

“The culture of trashing, dumping and littering the streets haphazardly comes back to hurt our families and children. We urge the members of public to work on changing that culture by all means.” said Mr. Famau.

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Story by : Athman Omar Shekhuna

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Lamu County Government Communications Office at info@lamu.go.ke

SPURING FOOD AND INCOME SECURITY FOR MKUNUMBI FARMERS

Over 10 small holder farmers’ groups in Mkunumbi ward have today received;

-277 improved breed goats

– 68 sprayer pump

-40 bags of fertilizer

-59 bags chicken feeds

This is under the ongoing multifaceted social protection program by theLamu County Government in collaboration with Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP), that aims to improve poultry breeding stocks as well as increase profitability from livestock production .

The over 300 farmers in Mkunumbi ward like their counterparts county wide experiencing uncertain weather patterns, will now have alternative ways to address climate change-related risks, and food security.

Addressing the farmer group members during the distribution exercise at Mkunumbi social Hall, KCSAP County Program coordinator, Steven Mbuvi, urged the Groups to preserve the livestock for posterity and not seek short-term benefits.

Speaking in his office at the County headquarters, Governor Fahim Twaha said the initiative in partnership with Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture will go a long way in enhancing food security and rural poverty eradication through improved disposable income to smallholder agro-pastoral households. He further noted that the undertaking is in line with Lamu County Government policies and KCSAP’s objectives noting that County Government will continue to encourage collaboration with like minded development partners that help to push Lamu’s development agenda.

Lamu County is among the 24 Counties earmarked to benefit from the KCSAP project, a Government of Kenya project jointly supported by the World Bank, which aims to increase agricultural productivity and enhance resilience to climate change risks in select targeted smallholder farming and pastoral communities in Kenya.

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Story by : Abdalla Simba and Adam Musa

For more information contact:

Lamu County Government Communications Office at info@lamu.go.ke

Ongoing countywide of FREE hybrid cotton seeds distribution in Mkunumbi ward on 8/06/2021.

Lamu County under the stewardship of HE Governor Fahim Twaha distributed C571 hybrid, C571 BT, C567 hybrid seeds to smallholder farmers from Uziwa, Mapenya, Mikinduni, Kamkunji and Tabasamu respectively.

Kenya Government’s policy for addressing poverty ‘Kenya Vision 2030’, cotton has been identified as a key sub-sector with the potential to benefit 8 million people in the drier areas of the country.

The exercise was led by Trade CECM Hon. Musembi.

For more information contact info@lamu.go.ke

Governor Fahim Twaha has today overseen the issuance of appointment letters to 19 new county officials

The new officials will be deployed to serve in different capacities in different County departments across the county.

Speaking during the event that was held at the County Headquarters, Lamu County Public Service Board Chairman, Abdalla Mohamed Fadhil said the board exercised fairness and due diligence in filling the positions of ;

-Director medical services (1 post)

-Human resource office (1 post),

-Quality assurance officer (1 post),

-Physical planners (4 posts)

-Deputy Director Supply Chain -Management (1 post)

-Supply chain management services ii (5 posts)

-Supply chain management services iii (3 posts) and

-Chief supply chain management services (3 posts).

“Lamu County will continue giving priority to our youths when hiring, the Departments have been recruiting to ensure that we close the gap of human capital which will in-turn improve service delivery to mwananchi” Said Governor Fahim when he congratulated the new officers.

He further appealed to the new officials to adhere to the Public Service code of conduct and ethics as they discharge their duties warning that those who will not adhere to the code of ethics will not be tolerated in his Administration. “Mwananchi has a lot of expectations from you, and it’s your responsibility to ensure that with the offices you hold you will serve them indiscriminately” added the governor.

In attendance were County Executive Committee Members, County Secretary, Chief Officers, County Public Service Board Members among others.

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For more information contact:

Lamu County Government Communications Office at info@lamu.go.ke

H.E Governor Fahim Twaha today hosted Director for Administration, State Department of Petroleum and Mining and Project Oil Kenya Mr. Elsamma Ndegwa and his team

H.E Governor Fahim Twaha today hosted Director for Administration, State Department of Petroleum and Mining and Project Oil Kenya Mr. Elsamma Ndegwa and his team at the County Headquarters in Mokowe where they discussed at length about the 824 KM LAPSSET oil pipeline.

Team Oil Kenya explored areas of possible collaborations with the Lamu County Government as they prepared for a public participation forum on environmental Impact Assessment with the Lamu residents .

Speaking at the meeting, H.E Fahim Twaha lauded the project saying the pipeline corridor will open up the county bringing with it many opportunities for the local residents “The 824 kilometer oil pipeline, cuts across Lamu County and this will open up employment opportunities to our youths during the construction as well as cooperate social responsibilities that will be done by team oil kenya” Said the Governor.

The FID (Final Decision Investment) of the pipeline will be concluded before the end of this year.

Also in attendance was LAPSSET Corridor Development Authority Engineer Jacob Mwakio, David Kombe Tullow Oil, Linda Were Africa oil and Donald Mahihu of Africa Oil.

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For more information contact:

Lamu County Government Communications Office at info@lamu.go.ke

Lamu County CECM Finance Hon. Fahima Araphat and CECM Public Administration Hon. Abdu Godana at Witu Agricultural office in Witu ward, during the ongoing countywide distribution of high yield cotton seeds.

Under the stewardship of Lamu Governor HE Fahim Twaha, Lamu County has this planting season procured 4,545 kgs of C571 hybrid, C571 BT and C567 hybrid cotton seeds being provided for free to all smallholder cotton farmers.

Lamu County is the first county to provide its farmers with free hybrid cotton seeds in Kenya.

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For information contact:

Lamu County Communications Office at info@lamu.go.ke

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