Makueni county Agriculture CECM nominee Nzioki King’ola asked the County Assembly Committee on Appointments to give him just 60 days to transform the Agriculture Department in the County and if he fails to achieve that he should be sent home.
King’ola was speaking while appearing before the appointments committee where he was being vetted Thursday (24th April) after being nominated by Governor Kibwana to the position.
He has been serving as the County Chief of staff previously and also held different chief officer positions and is believed to be one of the men who have earned Governor Kibwana’s trust.
The CECM Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries position became vacant after the former CECM Robert Kisyula was transferred to Gender, children and social services in a mini cabinet reshuffle in early April.
“If I am given this opportunity, within the next 60 days you will start seeing things which have stalled in Agriculture being fixed. Judge me in 60 days not even 100 days. I can assure you in one month you will have packed juice. Send me home if I don’t deliver.” King’ola said.
The County Assembly Committees on Appointments and Environment also vetted the Chairperson Makueni County Climate Change Fund Board Dr. Stanislaus Kivai.
The 30 million Kalamba fruit processing plant according to the Auditor General report in the 2018/2019 Financial year had become a liability. According to the report, the county pumped 30 million into the project but the factory realized only Sh28.56 million.