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Governor Rotich holds a series of meetings

By February 14, 2023 No Comments

Governor Wisley Rotich held discussions with development partners and other stakeholders at his office.

The Governor whose day at office started at around 6a.m in the morning met representatives from Purosangue Athletics Club who agreed to partner with Elgeyo Marakwet County during the 2nd Edition of Iten International Marathon later this year.

The team, led by it’s CEO Nico Pannevis, said the renowned athletic club will assist the sports department in processing digital chips and chest numbers for runners to be used during the race. This will ensue correct timing for individual finishers and thwart cheats during the race.

Purosangue will also donate running shoes to a number of athletes and young runners in school.

The Governor also held discussions with a team from the French Embassy led by Dr Mathieu Guerin and Dr Marrie-Pierre Ballarin, Vice President of University of C├Áte d Azur and Prof Stephen Bermon, a lead physician and consultant at the World Athletics Federation.

“Our discussion narrowed on development of a sports medicine centre at Iten County and Referral Hospital where our athletes will be attended to incase of injuries and other sports related medical issues.

Upon it’s completion and operationalisation, the centre is expected to ease pressure to athletes who have always been forced to travel abroad for medical attention.

The sports complex will have a modern gym and a physiotherapy centre,” said the Governor.

Between the series of meetings, Governor Rotich also received the much awaited Taskforce Report on Flourspar Mining Company.

He thanked the select team for coming up with what he termed as a comprehensive report which recommends the reopening of the mining company among other issues touching compensation.

The report a culminated from public engagement process where the team spent time taking views and recommendations from local residents.

It was chaired by Joseph Kandie.”I will be forwarding the report to the Cabinet Secretary for Mining Mr Salim Mvurya. The President is also waiting for the recommendations,” he said in a statement.

He was joined by Soy North MCA Simon Chepseba and his Soy South counterpart Jonah Tanui.

Earlier on, Mr Rotich engaged Elgeyo Marakwet County teacher’s union representatives, The National Union of Teachers (KNUT) led by it’s Executive Secretary John Cheberi where they discussed education matters touching teachers and students security in Kerio Valley before meeting with the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce, Elgeyo Marakwet branch where they discussed how to improve business environment within the County.

The team was led by it’s chair Mr John Chemagut.

He later met representatives from Simba for Kids, a Swiss humanitarian organisation that focuses on improving livelihoods of children from poor backgrounds.

The team is interested in equipping our Mother and Baby Centre at ICRH.

A team from National Media Group paid him a courtesy call.

To wrap up his evening, the Governor engaged with members of the public at the Governor’s court.