It is with profound sadness that, the County Assembly of Taita Taveta announces the sudden passing on of Hon.Joyce Mwangoji this morning, 25th April, 2021, at around 7.30am, while being rushed to St.Joseph Hospital, Ikanga .
The Late was the Deputy Majority Chief whip in the County Assembly of Taita Taveta.
Hon. Mwangoji has been been a loving leader,who served the people of Taita Taveta as a Nominated Member of the County Assembly (MCA) on the Orange Democratic Movement Party.
Hon. Joyce Mwangoji has been a renowned Human Rights activist, having served as a Chairperson of Maendeleo ya Wanawake,Taita Taveta County, for a long time.
Hon Mwangoji also served as a Board member of the Coalition on Violence Against Women(COWAV) and also the Tana and Athi Rivers Development Authority.
The body lays at St. Josephs Ikanga Hospital mortuary.
More information will be communicated in due course.
The County Assembly Committee on Budget, Finance and Appropriations is in the process of approving The Taita Taveta County Fiscal Strategy Paper 2021/2022 (CFSP).
Therefore, pursuant to the provision of Article 196 (I) (b) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, the said committee invites residents and other stakeholders to present their memoranda on the said document within 7days from the date above.
Copies of the document can be obtained from the County Assembly website through the link below
Sectoral hearing by the County Assembly of Taita Taveta on the proposed 2020 county fiscal strategy paper.
The County Public Services Board is answering questions from the Members of the County Assembly led by the Chairperson of the Justice,Constitutional, Legal affairs,labour,employment,trade unions and social welfare committee , Hon.Godfrey Mwambi,MCA Mbololo ward.
Sectoral hearing by the County Assembly of Taita Taveta on the proposed 2020 county fiscal strategy paper, a document which guides the County Budget process.
Currently the Executive Department of Trade Tourism, Culture and Cooperatives is answering questions from the Members of the County Assembly led by the Chairperson of the Trade,industry and cooperatives development committee Hon.Daniel Nguzo,MCA Challa Ward.
Today is day two of the hearings by the County Assembly of Taita Taveta on the proposed 2020 county fiscal strategy paper, a document which guides the County Budget process.
Currently the County assembly is hosting the Executive department of Youth , Sports , Vocational Training and Social Services, The county assembly will Later hold hearings with the departments of Trade Tourism, Culture and Cooperatives and Education and libraries.
The Hon.Members of the County Assembly of Taita Taveta have today started conducting sectoral hearings on the proposed 2020 county fiscal strategy paper, a document which guides the County Budget process.
The CFSP 2020 sets out the framework for the preparation of the 2020/21 budget in accordance with section 117 of the Public Finance Management Act,2012 .
It gives the
performance of the County government expenditure and revenue collection for the first and second quarters of the financial year in progress and sector ceilings which represent the budget limits for all county departments.
Today department of lands, Public service and Administration and Public works, Transport and infrastructure defended their sectoral ceilings before their respective county assembly sectoral committees.
The three departments while defending there performance for the last 2 quarters as captured in the CFSP and the department’s ceiling for the coming financial year vowed to prioritize development so that Datuzens can get better services to uplift their socio-economic status.
Tomorrow,the County Executive department of Youth , Sports , Vocational Training and Social Services, Trade Tourism, Culture and Cooperatives and Education and libraries will meet with their sectoral Committee for the same exercise.
Taita Taveta Members of County Assembly have unanimously passed a motion on priority consideration on current recruitment exercise by County Public Service Board.
The motion mover Hon. Anselm Mwadime MCA Mwanda Mghange ward, said the County public Service Board is currently undertaking a recruitment exercise for various county positions including Vocational Training Centers (VTCs) instructors and Early Childhood Development Education Centers ( ECDE) hence priority should be given to qualified and experienced candidates.
Hon. Mwadime noted that the County Government, department of Early Childhood Education and Libraries had terminated contracts of long serving instructors and tutors who were employed on casual basis hence priority should be given to them.
“Mr. Speaker some of these instructors and tutors served for many years as casuals before their contracts were terminated which over time gained them vast experience making them highly qualified,” said Hon. Mwadime.
The legislator said immature termination of the contracts as psychological torture to the instructors and tutors since most of their properties were auctioned by financial institution to settle their outstanding loans.
He asked the County Assembly to resolve that the County Public Service Board to give priority to those who served prior as casuals and employ them.
Also contributing to the motion Leader of the Minority Hon. Ronald Sagurani said Early Childhood Education was elementary foundation to any educated individual thus the tutors should be respected and recognized by the county government for their crucial role they play in the education sector.
Hon. Sagurani also said the County Assembly should resolve and make the board to upward review salaries of the tutors since most of them were underpaid.
Special elected Member of County Assembly Hon. Catherine Mwakiwiwi said most of the ECDE tutors have spent a lot of money to further their studies and get the required qualifications to secure employment with the county government hence female tutors should also be considered.
“Mr. Speaker this is a very involving job that is mostly done by ladies, being a lady I urge the board to consider these hardworking ladies,” said Hon. Mwakiwiwi.
Also contributing Hon. Lilian Kidali said the recruitment exercise should not discriminate anyone regardless of age and gender.