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Wanga names 11 members of her new Cabinet

Wednesday, October 12th, 2022 14:18 | By
Wanga names 11 members of her new Cabinet
Homa Bay Governor Gladys Wanga and her deputy Oyugi Magwanga. PHOTO/Habil Onyango

Homa Bay Governor Gladys Wanga has nominated her deputy Joseph Oyugi Magwanga to head Agriculture and Livestock docket as she unveiled members of the County Executive Committee (CEC).

In a statement to media houses, Wanga announced 11 CEC members whose names have been forwarded to the County Assembly for vetting.

"Following my assumption to the Office of the Governor on 25th August 2022, I have had the pleasure of consulting and engaging with many people from Homa Bay who would wish to offer themselves for service of the County. I set up a selection process through the 100 Days," she noted.

"Taskforce that I gazetted and had occasion to conduct suitability tests on the proposed nominees to fit their areas of expertise having due regard to the needs of the people of Homa Bay on matters of finance and governance, health, water, roads, education, agriculture, among others," Wanga added.

Uphold integrity

Wanga promised to ensure that the living standards of Homa Bay residents are uplifted through working with the right people in her office, adding that she has been assured by the nominees that they will uphold integrity.

"I remain committed to ensuring that the living standards of the people of Homa Bay county improve, and this will only be possible by getting the right people in the office. The nominees have assured me they are ready to roll their sleeves and work hard for Homa Bay," she noted.

"They are men and women of integrity who will ensure every coin is spent in service delivery and development. Our plane is on the runway ready for take-off," she added.

The governor added that she has considered regional balance to ensure that the eight constituencies are represented in her Cabinet

"I have taken great care to address both regional and gender balance in the nominees and further accommodated areas of growth for our county for instance Blue Economy and Climate Change. I recently gazetted the departments and have prepared Executive Order 1 with full details on the departments," she said.

"I also wish to assure the people of Homa Bay that I have consulted and obtained approval from the County Public Service Board in the creation of the various offices," she added.

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