Narok County buys pick-ups worth Ksh.66 million for administration work
Narok county government has purchased 15 Isuzu D-Max double-cab pickups at a cost of Ksh.66 million to enhance service delivery in the vast county.
The purchase is in line with the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) to deliver services to all the residents.
“Our county is huge, running from the Tanzania border to Nakuru and borders Kisii and Kajiado counties. With the purchase of the vehicles, the officers in various devolved departments can deliver services efficiently to wananchi,” said Narok County Governor Evalyn Aruasa.
With the new vehicles, Aruasa said the devolved unit will deliver on all the remaining promises they made to the residents before they were elected in office in their second term in the year 2017.
“The new vehicles will be given to the executive members and the old ones will be serviced and allocated to other officers in the department,” she said.
She confessed that the greatest hurdle the county government faced since its inception in the year 2013 was the transport challenge owing to the fact that the county was vast and had poor infrastructure.
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“Maintenance and access to all corners of this county was a very big challenge. Ordinary small vehicles cannot effectively manage to navigate the rough terrains across the county,” said the deputy governor.
The country has also committed to offering refresher classes to all county drivers so that they can maintain the vehicles to serve the members of the public for a longer period.
Isuzu East Africa Sales General Manager Kipkosgei Shollei said the company is committed to giving efficient and reliable services to its customers.
“We commit to reliable aftersales service, and skills transfer through training of local technicians in the county. We are confident that the vehicles will enhance efficient service delivery to Narok residents and contribute to the effective implementation of county projects,” said Shollei.