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IGRTC Consultative meeting with Taita Taveta County Government.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is one of the key pillars in solving intergovernmental conflicts. IGRTC vice Chairperson Ms. Saadia Kontoma together with Members  Mr. John Burugu, Mrs. Linet Mavu, Mrs. Angeline Hongo, and Mr. John Kimwela,  paid a courtesy call to Taita Taveta Deputy Governor H.E. Hon Christine Kilalo
The team held a consultative meeting on intergovernmental disputes between the county government of Taita Taveta and Kenya wildlife services on matters of revenue sharing from Tsavo National park, employment of locals within KWS, and compensation for destruction and damages caused by Human-Animal conflicts. The county Government of Taita Taveta cites that 62% of the county’s land is within Tsavo National park and does not collect reasonable revenue from proceeds of tourism and as a result considered filing a petition to determine aspects of equity in revenue share to boost its revenue base.
IGRTC is mandated to facilitate amicable resolution of such disputes through Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism.
The  visit is to inform the new county leadership on the progress made in solving the dispute and seeking their support for better service delivery from both levels of Government.
Lydia PlainoIGRTC Consultative meeting with Taita Taveta County Government.
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Validation workshop on County Pending Bills.

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As directed by IBEC in it’s 17th meeting to fast-track the pending liabilities settlements, IGRTC continues to engage various stakeholders owed by counties. So far, we have held engagements with CPF, Laptrust, NSSF and Lapfund. Yesterday and today, IGRTC organized for a validation workshop bringing together county executive members in charge of finance and the CPF financial services. The meeting saw counties validate their figures and develop a raft of resolutions to guide the settlement of the debts. Key among them is the waiver by CPF on interests. The function saw Tana River and Kwale enter into a legal agreement to offset the historical debts. In her closing remarks, IGRTC Vice Chair Saadia Kontoma urged counties to make use of the waivers and develop payment plans ahead of the elections. The CPF CEO Mr Kili thanked IGRTC for the successful coordination that has seen the organisation realize strides towards getting funds for pensioners. He promised to continue engaging counties and grow the relationship. On his part, the CECM caucus chair Mr Babwoya reiterated the county’s commitment to address the issue, support pension remittance, capture the payment plans in handing over reports and put in place policies to avoid future backlog of the bills.The thematic chair Mrs Angeline Hongo said IGRTC is committed to ensure the liabilities are fully settled as directed by IBEC and will keep engaging all stakeholders owed including individual creditors on the settlements Members present included John Burugu, Wilson Pere, Linet Mavu, Perminus Ndimitu and the technical team led by Ag CEO Agnes Ndwiga, CPF Team, Multi agency team and CECM from 21 County Governments.

Lydia PlainoValidation workshop on County Pending Bills.
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Disaster Management Report Launch.

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Disaster risk management is key towards mitigation of the impacts of disaster and help sustain the socio-economic investments across our counties. In 2019, IGRTC through an inter agency team set out the journey to unbundle the disaster function that has culminated into a report that was launched today.
The report opines areas that both levels of Government should do to mainstream disaster risk management and held achieve development goals, and move from disaster response to disaster reduction. 
In her opening remarks, thematic chair Mrs Linet Mavu said that the report was a great milestone for the national and county governments towards the growing concern of disasters. She thanked IGRTC and the Partners for making the report a success and called upon implementation of the resolutions therein. 
IGRTC chair Mr Kithinji Kiragu noted that both levels of Government serve the same citizens and the report guides the approach to disaster and how both levels of Government consult, cooperate and coordinate towards delivery of this important function. 
The chief Guest Ag Cs Devolution Hon. Eugene Wamalwa thanked IGRTC and UNDP for the all important report that will go a long way in helping mitigate various risks. While appreciating the vital role the report will play, the CS called upon counties to use the report to plan and align their programs with disaster risk management and climate change aspects. 
Stakeholders present included IGRTC Members, UNDP officials, Council of Governors, NDMA, Department of special Programs, officials from county Governments and non state agencies.

Lydia PlainoDisaster Management Report Launch.
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Disaster Management Report Launch.

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Disaster risk management is key towards mitigation of the impacts of disaster and help sustain the socio-economic investments across our counties. In 2019, IGRTC through an inter agency team set out the journey to unbundle the disaster function that culminated into a report that was launched today.The report points out areas that both levels of Government should do to mainstream disaster risk management and help achieve development goals. Simply move from disaster response to disaster reduction. In her opening remarks, thematic chair Mrs Linet Mavu said that the report was a great milestone for the national and county governments towards the growing concern of disasters. She thanked IGRTC and the Partners for making the report a success and called upon implementation of the resolutions therein. IGRTC chair Mr. Kithinji Kiragu noted that both levels of Government serve the same citizens and the report guides the approach to disasters and how both levels of Government consult, cooperate and coordinate towards delivery of this important function. The chief Guest Ag CS Devolution Hon. Eugene Wamalwa thanked IGRTC and UNDP for this important report that will go a long way in helping mitigate various risks. While appreciating the vital role the report will play, the CS called upon counties to use the report to plan and align their programs with disaster risk management and climate change aspects. Stakeholders present included IGRTC Members, UNDP officials, Council of Governors, NDMA, Department of special Programs, officials from county Governments and non state agencies.

Lydia PlainoDisaster Management Report Launch.
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Consultative meeting between IGRTC and NMS Officials.

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 Members led by the Ag. Chair-Mr. Jon Burugu held a consultative meeting with NMS Officials over the identification, verification and transfer of assets and liabilities of the National Government relating to devolved functions.

Mr. Burugu said the transfer is long overdue, Nairobi County Government inherited the biggest liability from the defunct Nairobi city council 70% of the total declared liabilities around 51 billion shillings. The next face of transfer of assets is the identification and verification of assets and liabilities of the National Government relating to devolved functions.

All county governments are expected to have completed registers of assets and liabilities that will enable counties to record values of assets and liabilities in their books of accounts through a comprehensive process and guidelines developed to undertake the process.

80% of the counties have finalized and submitted their reports IGRTC continues to actively engage the remaining counties to unlock the challenges and submit their reports.

 In regard to Nairobi County Government the transfer of functions from the Nairobi County Government to the National Government through the deed of transfer Signed on 25th February 2020 now being executed and implemented by Nairobi Metropolitan Service presented a unique challenge for continuity of the exercise.

Currently the process seems to have stalled because of lack of clarity on coordination, funding and how the exercise should be undertaken by both Nairobi City County and NMS.

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Lydia PlainoConsultative meeting between IGRTC and NMS Officials.
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Consultative meeting on unbundling and transfer of museums functions held between IGRTC members and the Board of National Museums of Kenya on 2nd March 2020.

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Lydia PlainoConsultative meeting on unbundling and transfer of museums functions held between IGRTC members and the Board of National Museums of Kenya on 2nd March 2020.
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Consultative meeting with Ministry Of Tourism And Wildlife on the intergovernmental dispute between the County Government Of Taita Taveta and Kenya Wildlife Services held On 26th February 2020 at the Cabinet Secretary boardroom.

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Lydia PlainoConsultative meeting with Ministry Of Tourism And Wildlife on the intergovernmental dispute between the County Government Of Taita Taveta and Kenya Wildlife Services held On 26th February 2020 at the Cabinet Secretary boardroom.
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