Since the inception of the current administration three years ago, I am pleased with the milestones we have achieved as a County Government under the stewardship of H.E Governor Mutahi Kahiga. We have made tremendous strides whose impact is being felt all over Nyeri County.
Effective and efficient service delivery to local wananchi has been a key goal for this government. To this effect, we have put in place structures and policies that have allowed us to address the various developmental gaps, which have put Nyeri on a progressive transformation in line with the vision established by the current administration.
Twenty-three  policies, to address various developmental gaps have been developed and are now at various stages of implementation. Some of the issues the policies were developed to address include; Youth, Industrialization, Environment, Agriculture, Water, Sanitation, Transport, Revenue, Housing, Education (ECDE), Trade, Health, County Records, Street lighting, Cooperatives, Physical Planning, Vocational Training, Recruitment and other policies and strategic vision agendas for the county.
Most of these policies are already being implemented through the annual development projects and programs (ADPs). Due to the inadequacy of resources, the county is also sourcing for funds to implement all the policies and strategies from development partners and donors. One of the key elements is rising own county revenues to cover budget deficit.
The revitalization of staff capacity agenda by Governor Kahiga is aimed at achieving his vision of not only having the best civil service system in Kenya but also the most disciplined and hard working. As such, I want to express my gratitude to all our staff whose commitment to service delivery is stellar. I wish to applaud them for remaining focused in helping the Governor-Kahiga led administration continuously achieve its mission which is ‘To create and sustain an environment that unlocks potential of the people of Nyeri to achieve progressive socio-economic growth by running an open government’.
The directorate advises and guides the county government on ICT Policy, strategy and implementation as well as interconnecting all departments across the county which has greatly improved ICT. It has also been keen on automating business processes in the county which has greatly improved business turnaround time, efficiency and accountability in these key areas of service delivery.
Functions of the ICT directorate
Advice and guide the county government on ICT Policy, strategy and implementation of ICT projects in compliance with national and county legal and regulatory requirements.
Implement County/National ICT policy and e-Government master plans.
Oversee the implementation and maintenance of ICT Infrastructure in line with ICT growth, plans and changing business requirements or technology advancements.
Implementation of recommendation contained in the ICT transformation road-map that is anchored in the CIDP.
Provide advisory services on automation of internal processes in liaison with users in order to provide enhanced operational efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery.
Provide ICT service to the County Government that includes carrying out system design, installations, analysis, configuration, repair and maintenance of local and wide area networks and associated peripherals.
Ensure verification and validation of ICT equipment before commissioning.
Manage and provide oversight for implementation of any ICT strategy and disaster recovery plans that minimize the risk of data loss and breach of privacy of the County Government information database.
Design and development and maintenance of an interactive website where information for public consumption.