By The COAST Reporter
Mombasa county governor elect Abdulswamad Sharif Nassir has expressed his desire to restore the lost glory for the ancient town of Mombasa.
Nassir says Mombasa has been a unique town since time immemorial due to the way in which locals behaved and conducted themselves and activities.
He says in the olden days many people would visit Mombasa to experience the uniqueness of the town which has now been eroded by different kinds of emerging issues.
He says the need to restore the towns lost glory cannot be over emphasized and that time has come and it should be done insisting that he will make Mombasa a destination where everybody would wish to visit.
“This town was so unique that it attracted every kind of visitors but today It’s no more that’s why I want to assure the public of my commitment to restore its lost glory” he added.
He said he had already shared his sentiments and plans to transform Mombasa with the relevant stakeholders and they expressed their willingness to joining hands to transform Mombasa.
County Integrated Development Plan
Nassir said “I’ve shared the county Integrated Plan CIDP with all the relevant offices and we are ready to reclaim the lost glory of this beautiful town of Mombasa.
Meanwhile Nassir cautioned public servants employed by different county governments to undertake their duties with utmost dedication so as to deliver services as required.
He said his administration is very much willing to work with any employee who will abide by the set laws and will not tolerate those who might attempt to sabotage his government.
He also vowed not to victimize employees who expressed different political ideologies at the just concluded governor elections.
Nassir said he will motivate his employees to perform their duties to the expectations of the Mombasa residents saying employees are the engine of any government I power.
“We will not victimize anyone based on their political ideologies, we will better the welfare of county employees by ensuring salaries are paid in time, this is the only way we can instill commitment and better service delivery to the people, “said Nassir.
He made the remarks during a capacity building of the public service for national development forum bringing together all the 47 county public service boards officials held at the Kenya school of government (KSG) to evaluate their capacities on matters of human resource within the devolved counties
“Employees working for the county government of Mombasa should know that we will change the narrative, of ‘Bora Kazi’ to ‘Kazi Bora’ this is something that is double, we want to employ constant trainings for employees,” said Nassir in reference to addressing the warfare of county employees.
The governor will be sworn in office on Thursday 15, 2022 wants county public service boards to prioritize service delivery to the people without factoring political affiliations.
“We cannot have different ideas on how government services are delivered, it’s now time to say let bygones be bygones and put our heads together and deliver to the people,” said Nassir.
Preparations to his swearing has so far gained momentum as per the Adcock committee led by Job Tumbo saying all the 47 governors, their deputies and other dignitaries will attend the inauguration function which will be held at Mama at the Mama Ngina water front.
Tumbo however did was hesitant to disclose to the media the budget set aside for the function which he said it will be one of its kind.
“We have invited a host of guests including governors of the coastal region, we are anticipating that thousands of Kenyans will turn out to witness the event,” said Tumbo during an inspection tour at the facility on Monday.
Nassir garnered 119,083 votes in the just concluded elections and was sworn into office alongside his deputy, former journalist Francis Thoya who once served as the County Secretary on Mombasa.