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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.

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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).

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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.

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To have Prosperous and Democratic Counties delivering services to every Kenyan

State of devolution address 2020

Chairman CoG201923rd July 2020

Excellency Governors,
Fellow Kenyans,
I wish to address you today for the second time during my tenure and give a report on the status of devolution on behalf of the 47 County Governments. In the period under review, we have achieved a number of successes in the various devolved functions. However, we are cognizant of the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of challenges that have hampered the implementation of County Governments’ planned projects and programmes in the last two quarters of the 2019/20 financial year.
The Council has also initiated a process of development of County Socio-Economic Recovery and Re-engineering strategy to enable County Governments to bounce back from the impacts of Covid-19 and ensure sustained socio-economic development.
In this regard, I wish to confirm that the Council of Governors established a COVID-19 Secretariat to support Counties coordinate COVID-19 emergency response and management initiatives; document and share emerging knowledge and best practices. The COVID-19 Secretariat also represents Counties in the National Emergency Response Committee and its structures. 

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NandiIt is an inescapable fact that young people constitute the most socially active and energetic segment of the population in Nandi. Young people are endowed with the energy and creativity; and they are our society’s most productive human resource with the greatest potential to contribute positively to County development.
Acknowledging the youth as the season of hope and the promise of great things to come, the county government of Nandi through the department of Sports, Youth Affairs and Arts has distributed welding machines as job starter tools to the youths.
Presenting the tools to beneficiaries from the three sub counties of Emgwen, Chesumei and Mosop at an event held in Kapsabet, Nandi Deputy Governor, Dr. Yulita Cheruiyot reiterated the commitment of Tuga Tai administration to employment creation for the youths, as the focus was to alleviate poverty among the less-privileged.
The deputy governor urged the beneficiaries to justify the huge investment on them by using the tools judiciously. She expressed confidence that the programme would serve as a good take-off point to creating a source of livelihood with the beneficiaries becoming employers of labour, leading economic growth and development of the society.
“Our administration will continue supporting policies and practices that will aid in the transformation we are witnessing among our young people, including livestock production, marketing, sports, livelihoods diversification, and knowledge management, among other programs,” said the deputy county boss.
Through the department of Youth Affairs, the government has so far presented 45 electric welding machines with a target of 100 to selected artisan youth groups in Nandi geared towards elimination of unemployment among the youth.
The selection of the beneficiaries was done at the ward offices and at the department of youth affairs offices for those youths who submitted requests for empowerment tools.
The department of youth affairs and arts is targeting one hundred youth groups to benefit from the empowerment support program. Chief Officer Youth and Arts Nelson Ligaga urged the Ward Administrators and youth officials to monitor the usage of the tools to ensure that they are appropriately utilized. The CO reiterated that his sector will be distributing more machines to youths from Nandi hills Sub County this week and the rest of the sub counties in the coming weeks. Sports Chief Officer Kennedy Tanui stressed that the programme was in the overall interest of the youth and county at large. The county government of Nandi remains determined to tackle the challenges of unemployment through various empowerment programmes.

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