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Council workers' headcount begins

13 June 2013, 14:06 Dareel Eric

Panic has gripped some workers who worked under the local government and were inherited by the Vihiga County government as the Governor employed a consultant firm to start their headcount.

The Governor said that he wanted to create a baseline survey for all the workers whom he inherited because apparently they are so many and most of them lack sufficient skills to be in their positions.

“We don’t want a situation where some people are just in the position where they are because they were pushed there by their relatives. We want all the workers in the County government to have merited being in their positions,” said Akaranga.

Speaking to the media in his office, Akaranga noted that some workers may be retrenched and those who meet the qualifications be compensated thereof.

This is a move to enable capacity building in the human resource development where workers in the County government will further receive training for their new roles.

“There is some money that is coming into the County which the USAID is going to facilitate for development of human resource. Those who qualify are the ones who will be taken through the training,” he said.

The Governor noted that a competent staff will be key to fulfilling the pledges that he made to the local residents during his campaigns.

He added that it will also be a move to encourage many people to acquire the relevant papers for their jobs so that when they are absorbed in the system, they can show professionalism.

“It is high time that our children enrolled for courses that suit the County government because we are not going to hire from other Counties when we have a surging population around,” he said.

The Governor also warned that council members who will be found to have misappropriated their terms of office will be prosecuted because he wanted to inherit people who can serve residents equally and without bias.

Some workers whom we spoke to on condition of anonymity said that there were many of their colleagues who were brought into their current positions because they were aligned to some local politicians.

“Those are the ones whom the Governor should completely get rid off because they are incompetent and often threaten their juniors,” one of the workers said.   

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