Nasa leader Raila Odinga will deliver the keynote speech at the fifth devolution conference, that is set to take place on April 23-27 in Kakamega County.
“We received a delegation from the Council of Governors led by the CEO to deliver an invitation to H.E Raila Odinga to grace the 5th Annual Devolution Conference, our party leader has accepted to deliver the keynote speech at the conference,” ODM secretary Edwin Sifuna said.
Odinga was scheduled to meet Kirinyaga governor and chairperson Council of Governors (COG), Anne Waiguru and Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa at his Capitol Hill office on Wednesday for a briefing on the conference but Waiguru didn’t not make it to the meeting allegedly due to a “scheduling mishap”.
The Annual Devolution Conference provides a platform through which all stakeholders in devolution evaluate performance of both levels of governments in matters of policy, law, accountability, good governance, and service delivery, among others.
THEME 2018 DEVOLUTION CONFERENCE
The theme for the 2018 devolution conference is; Sustainable, productive, effective and efficient governments for results delivery. The objectives include;
- To provide a forum for collaboration, cooperation and consultation in all matters related to devolution.
- To share experiences, challenges and lessons learnt in the last four (4) years and set clear targets for devolution for the next five (5) years.
- To celebrate the successes of devolution.
- To provide a platform for participants to identify opportunities for partnership.