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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

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE IMPENDING CLOSURE OF COUNTY GOVERNMENTS

Chairman CoG2019

The Council of Governors would like to clarify the reasons surrounding the decision to shut down Counties. First and foremost, we would like to set the record straight that the shutdown is not a decision made by the Chairman of the Council, however this follows a Resolution made by the full Council on 8th September 2020. This has been occasioned by the delay to pass the County Allocation of Revenue Act 2020 hence a delay in disbursement of the equitable share of revenue.

More than three (3) and a half months into the financial year 2020/21, County employees have continued to work and offer services without receiving their salaries and allowances. Some of these employees have been thrown out of their houses due to lack of payment of rent, no money to buy food, no money to even pay for their utilities. For your information, they have no health insurance cover because the County Governments have not received money to pay for their Cover. Further, the Health Facilities have no medicine, no money to replenish non-pharmaceuticals, no money to pay for food, electricity bills and no money to pay for water.

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AUTOMATING STAFF MANAGEMENT AT THE COUNTY

Published: February 22, 2020
The Nandi County Public Service Board is putting in place measures to enhance service delivery among staff. These strategies include the development of Public Service Policy, implementation of Performance Contracting and Appraisal system as well as...

TAITA TAVETA COUNTY GOVERNMET EMOPWERING FARMERS

Published: January 31, 2020
Residents of Sangenyi in Werugha Ward have been urged to focus on commercial farming focusing on crops that are drought resistance a move that will change their livelihoods and boost their economy. Speaking when he handed over 2,500 grafted apple...

MORE REVENUE COLLECTIONS BY WARDS WILL ATTRACT COMMENSURATE BENEFITS FROM THE COUNTY 'EXCHEQUER' - OPARANYA

Published: September 19, 2019
County wards which contribute higher revenues by way of payment of rates and other fees will attract commensurate perks from the County government, Kakamega Governor H.E. FCPA Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya has said. "The wards which pay more will get...

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