Governor Sang, Nandi County officials to take two-month pay cut to support coronavirus fight
- Governor Sang, addressing a press conference after meeting with his executive committee, said himself alongside Deputy Governor Yulita Cheruiyot will have their salaries slashed by 30% for the months of March and April.
- He also added that the County Secretary, the County Executive Committee Members as well as the Chief Officers agreed to take a 25% pay cut for the same period.
Nandi Governor Stephen Sang has said the county officers will take pay cuts for at least two months in order to channel funds towards an emergency fund aimed at combating the coronavirus.
Addressing a press conference after meeting with his Cabinet members, Governor Sang said himself alongside Deputy Governor Yulita Cheruiyot will have their salaries slashed by 30% for the months of March and April.
He also added that the County Secretary, the County Executive Committee Members as well as the Chief Officers agreed to take a 25% pay cut for the same period.
“The resultant amount of money will be channeled into the emergency fund account to enable us continuously procure additional and any urgently needed medical supplies and items in response to the current emergency,” he said.
The Nandi County boss assured residents that water would be availed to them throughout this period which the national government, through the Ministry of Health, has continuously insisted on the importance of hygiene.
He hence sternly warned the Kapsabet Nandi Water Service Company (KANAWASCO) against disconnecting water supply in the county.
“We wish to further assure the public of our continuous provision of water and sanitation services especially during this time of the highly infectious COVID-19 disease,” he said.
“In this regard, KANAWASCO is hereby directed not to cut any water supplies to homes and business premises for whatever reason. Users are however strongly advised to regularize their accounts with the company to avoid incurring huge penalties resulting from non-payment of their water bills.”
By Daniel Korir and Philip Kipsongok.
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