By Atanas Walila, Vihiga.
Vihiga Governor Wilber Ottichilo has nominated chief officers who will help him in running the affairs of the devolved unit.
Philip Alwodi Gavuna was nominated the County Chief Officer in the Office of the Governor as James Atemba Khalayi takes on Chief Officer-Accounting, Revenue and Supply Chain Management.
Joseph Kiverenge Sormie was nominated to the Planning, Budget, Monitoring and Evaluation docket while Mulianga Betty Alosa will Chief Officer in the Department of Public Service Management and ICT.
Mary Susan Anyiendah will head Health Services docket as chief officer as Kamadi Dominic Luvavo will be driving the wheel in Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.
In the Department of Environment, Water, Energy and Natural Resources, Boiyo Richard Kipkemboi and Vincent Andati Kutai was nominated as Officers in charge of Environment, Natural Resources and Climate and Officer in charge of Water and Sanitation respectively.
Victor Kivaya Cheye was nominated the Chief Officer, Department of Physical Planning, Lands, Housing and Urban Development.
Ibrahim Bulma Memba and Mary Mbiti Jemaiyo was recommended in the Department of Gender, Culture, Youths, Sports and Social Services as Chief Officers Youth & Sports and Gender, Culture & Social Services respectively.
The Public Service Board found Roger Christopher Etale Tunya fit as the Chief Officer in the Department of Transport and Infrastructure.
In the Education sector, Noel Malanda was proposed in the Department of Education, Science and Technical Vocational Training.
The statement mentioned that nomination for the position of County Chief Officer for Commerce, Tourism and Cooperatives shall await determination of Constitutional Petition No. 6 of 2023 pending before the Employment and Labour Relations Court (ELRC) Bungoma.
The relevant notification of the nomination to the County Assembly and information concerning each nominee shall be lodged with the Clerk of the County Assembly as required by the law not later than the following day after the announcement.
The nominated persons therefore awaits vetting and approval by the Vihiga County Assembly and subsequent appointment to the positions of County Chief Officer in the respective department of the County.