The Star (Nairobi)

17 May 2014

Kenya: Rasanga Leads Team On Entebbe Tour

SIAYA County government led by governor Cornel Rasanga and speaker George Okode have left for Entebbe, Uganda for a bonding session.

They left on Thursday aboard two buses that ferried staffs from the executive wing and the other one carrying over 40 MCAs who were in enthusiastic mood while boarding the hired Jumbo net bus.

One of the MCA who requested anonymity said that she could not hide her joy following the trip organized by the County government adding that she has never been to past Busia boarder.

The trip according to governor Rasanga will cost the County a whooping Shillings 4.5 million even as the closure of financial year closes in.

The over 80 officials will converge at a hotel in Entebbe for four days beginning 15-18 this week for a team building session.

Rasanga while addressing the in his office on Monday, during a routine weekly briefing of the media aid the programme should not be misconstrued as an avenue of wasting County funds.

The governor added that to cut on the cost of transportation,they intend to ferry the team to Uganda by bus and not air as earlier feared by a section of the public.

He pointed that as the County government staffs,they will bench mark on the progresses and challenges they have encountered since coming into the office.

"We want to build rapport on how we can effectively deliver to the public and review our challenges," added Rasanga.

He was accompanied during the session by chief of staff Alois Obare and County Executive in-charge of governance and administration,George Okello.

The planned bonding session was to take place lastmonth but was postponed following the attempted fraud of over Sh 80 million through fake payments of non existing accounts by a section of the treasury officers.

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