Majority of Nairobi residents have expressed confidence that Governor Mike Sonko’s administration is moving in the right direction.
According to city residents, who are attending the ongoing public participation for the 2019/20 County Fiscal Strategy Paper, the Nairobi County government is doing well in terms of delivering on its mandate.
Simon Leboo, Nairobi Deputy County Secretary, said preliminary feedback reports on the County Fiscal Strategy of 2019/20 has been positive.
“Overall, the feeling among the majority of Nairobians is that they have confidence in our ability to do better,” said
Leboo. He said the county government has received accolades for a number of initiatives that have been implemented across the County.
These includes; ongoing road projects, street lighting, drainage works, emergency response services, agriculture, city beautification, free ECDE and health services among others.
“Nairobians have expressed satisfaction that the level of professionalism and sensitivity to their rights from the county employees has improved tremendously,” said Leboo.
He said a detailed report on the citizen’s priorities and assessment on performance of Nairobi core service delivery areas shall be available by end of the week.
Leboo however said among the highlights of the report are concerns of the public on the slow pace of implementation of planned projects. Other are inadequate civic awareness on county programmes, low involvement of residents in implementation, slow pace of decentralization of technical services and inequity in spread of county resources.
“It is important that each sector picks issues relevant to their mandate and develop an action plan for meeting citizen expectations,” he said. Leboo said this is particularly important for programmes that are already in the 2018/19 budget. “Citizens are not enthusiastic about projects that don’t seem to end,” he said.