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COG SECRETARIAT HOLD ANNUAL CSR AND END YEAR RETREAT

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The Council of Governors (CoG) secretariat on Friday, 15th Dec 2023, held its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity at Kijabe Mission Hospital and Lari Police Station. This was in appreciation of the urgent medical assistance these teams offered beyond their call of duty when 9 CoG staff members got into a road accident on 19th March 2023, while travelling to Uasin Gishu County for a recce visit for the Devolution Conference 2023. 4 of the staff were critically injured while 5 others sustained significant non-fatal injuries.
“As we reflect on the successes we have had as an institution throughout the year, we recognize that this would not have been possible without your support and we say, asante sana. You are indeed devolution warriors and today, we celebrate you,” noted the CoG CEO Mary Mwiti.
Speaking while presenting the various gifts and donations to the Kijabe Hospital fraternity, she further highlighted the need to embrace the culture of selfless giving, urging everyone to serve others and show kindness in their different capacities and environments.
“We look forward to working in collaboration and partnership with the Council of Governors and County Governments to provide quality health services and improve health service delivery for all Kenyans, particularly in training of medics,” said the CEO, Kijabe Mission Hospital Dr. Chege Macharia while thanking the CoG for such a noble initiative.
The Director, Committees at CoG Mr Kizito Wangalwa on his part expressed his gratitude to Lari police station for their prompt response which ensured the CoG staff injured in the accident were rushed to hospital in good time.
Following the CSR activity, the CoG staff held their end of year retreat on 18th Dec 2023 at Pride Inn Azure, Westlands under the mantra “Leaving no one behind”. The retreat was aimed at reviewing the overall performance of the organization in the past year, identifying the current challenges, highlighting areas of improvement and developing strategies to maintain and enhance the CoG Brand as an institution of high achievers.
Making her opening remarks, the Head of the Human Resource department Ms. Caroline Odandi appreciated all staff for availing themselves to reflect on the year’s hits and misses. Further, she commended the team for the remarkable steps they’ve made thus far, taking time to give an overview of the staff satisfaction survey undertaken in the last quarter.
“Let us continue working together, be kind to one another and purpose to bring out the best in each one of us,” she added.
Dr. Amakove Wala facilitating a session emphasized the pivotal role of adequate and high-quality sleep in boosting overall work productivity anchored on the principles of "Sleep Less, Live More" by Everett Mattlin and "Sleep Thieves" by Stanley Coren.
“Sleep plays a critical role in our overall health and productivity. I call upon each one of us to purpose and invest in quality sleep, refrain from consuming caffeinated or alcoholic beverages and engaging in social media activities before bedtime, as these can hinder the ability to achieve a good night's sleep,” added Dr. Amakove Wala.
“I would like to acknowledge the notable growth and accomplishments witnessed throughout the year and encourage you all to maintain the positive momentum and performance going forward,” added Ms. Mary Mwiti while giving her closing remarks.
Later in the day, the CoG team also held a cooperate gifting session in appreciation of employees’ contributions to the overall success of the institution, the challenges notwithstanding.

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