Devolution ministry seeks to enhance public participation in governance

The Ministry of Devolution and Arid and Semi-Arid Lands has rolled out programmes on civic education training, inductions and dissemination of public participation guidelines in all the 47 counties.

The Principal Secretary for State department for Devolution Charles Sunkuli said they intend to sensitize County Governments on the interests and rights of minorities, vulnerable and marginalized groups to enhance their engagement in the devolution process.

In a speech read by the Secretary State Department of Devolution Kula Hache during the launch of the programme in Kilgoris, Sunkuli said they will facilitate the development of policies and legislation on public participation.

The Devolution PS also said civic education on devolution will be conducted in the counties, as well as training of officers on formation of civic education units and training the youth on communication development.

He said it was imperative that citizens are placed at the centre of governance according to the constitution to engage effectively in governance and hold their leaders accountable.

Sunkuli said that the ministry had taken the responsibility of facilitating the enhancement and understanding of the constitution so as to create ownership and make devolution work effectively in all the 47 counties.

Sunkuli said that the initiative taken by his ministry in partnership with the defunct transition authority, department of justice and the Uraia Trust among other stakeholders enabled the development of civic education curriculum.



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