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About The Council of Governors

The Council of County Governors (COG) is a non-partisan organization established under Section 19 of the Intergovernmental Relations Act (IGRA 2012). The Council of Governors  comprises of the Governors of the forty-seven Counties. main functions are the promotion of visionary leadership; sharing of best practices and; offer a collective voice on policy issues; promote inter – county consultations; encourage and initiate information sharing on the performance of County Governments with regard to the execution of their functions; collective consultation on matters of interest to County Governments.

What We Do

COG provides a mechanism for consultation amongst County Governments, share information on performance of the counties in execution of their functions, facilitate capacity building for Governors, and consider reports from other intergovernmental forums on national and county interests amongst other functions (Section 20).

Our Mission

Benchmark of excellence in devolution that is non-partisan; providing a supporting pillar for County Government as a platform for consultation, information sharing,capacity building, performance management  and dispute resolution.

Our Vision

To have Prosperous and Democratic Counties delivering services to every Kenyan

Our Values

Professionalism, Independence, Equality and Equity, Cooperation, Visionary.

Our Motto

48 Governments, 1 Nation

PRESS STATEMENT ON ISSUES AFFECTING THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR.

Chairman CoG2019The Council of Governors held a consultative meeting with the Ministry of Agriculture, USAID, Agriculture Sector Network (ASNET), AGRA and the Coffee Subsector Reforms Implementation Standing Committee (CSRISC) to deliberate on the emerging issues in the Agriculture sector and forge partnerships in the sector.
We note that the need for transforming Agriculture requires collaborative efforts between the two levels of Government, Development Partners and the Private Sector.
The Council has however noted with concern efforts through which policy and legislative reforms are being undertaken by the Ministry of Agriculture without consulting and concurrence of County Governments. This has resulted to development of pieces of legislation including: Tea Act, 2020, Coffee Bill, 2021, Fibre Crops Development Authority Bill, 2021 Nuts and Oil Crops Bill, 2021, Food Crops Industry Bill, 2021, the Horticultural Crops Authority Bill, 2020 and the Miraa, Pyrethrum and Other Industrial Crops Bill, 2021; some of which are in violation of the Constitution. In some instances we have two bills on the same crop for example the Coffee Bill 2020 and the Senate Coffee Bill 2021 which largely contradict each other.
These laws if passed in their current form will undermine devolution. The bills edge counties from participating in regulating these sub-sectors by assigning the development, regulation and promotion to the various boards established by the said bills.

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