• touristic

    touristic

    Promoting Tourism
    Scenery & Historical Sites
    Bringing Visitors to Migori
    Migori County is ready for tourists to visit the wonderful natural scenes as well as historical ones
  • dairy-faming

    dairy-faming

    Promoting Dairy Farming
    New farming techniques
    Embracing better farming styles
    We are opening the county for rapid development and investments
  • Department of Health

    Department of Health

    A HEALTHY COUNTY
    Expanding Health Facilities
    Providing Better Services
    The County Government is expanding existing facilities as well as building new ones...
  • fishing-industries

    fishing-industries

    Supporting the Fishing Industry
    Better Yields and Earnings
    Lake Victoria fishing
    Creating opportunities for fishermen and fishmongers to make a better living
  • roads

    roads

    Roads for better Infrastructure
    New machinery to build roads
    Laying the grounds for growth
    We are opening the county for rapid development and investments
  • education

    education

    Migori County Government
    Caring for the Youth
    Building of new facilities
    Built a new KMTC, Youth Polytechnic and many schools...

Migori County

 
Migori CountyMigori County is a county in the former Nyanza Province of southwestern Kenya. Its capital is Migori, its largest town. Read more

Our Agenda

 
development AgendaThe County government of Migori has put in place a great agenda for socio-economic development unmatched in Kenya. Read more

Meet our Team

 
His Excellency the GovernorThe county is run by a team of experienced and highly productive officers under the guidance of the Governor. Read more

Our latest works

A graphic brief of the latest works being undertaken by the County Government

COUNTY DEPARTMENT NEWS

Trade Tourism & Co-operatives

Mandate

  • County parks, beaches and recreation facilities
  • Trade development and regulation including—
  1. Markets development;
  2. trade licences (excluding regulation professions);
  3. fair trading practices;
  4. local tourism ;
  5. Cooperative
  6. Liquor licensing;

 

 

Performance overview

Description of activity/project

Location

Target

Achieved

Immediate outcome /Impact

Construction of Market shades

Sub-Counties

Traders

23 market shades

Increased revenue collection

Construction of modern toilets

All wards

Traders and the general public

81 modern toilets

Improved sanitation across the county

Construction of Water- borne toilets

All the Sub-Counties

Traders and the general public

8 waterborne toilets

Improved sanitation across the county

Development of tourist attraction sites

All Sub-Counties

Local and international tourists

Ongoing construction

Increased number of tourists visiting tourist attraction sites in the county.

Establishment and regulation of Cooperative societies.

 

All Sub-Counties

Women, youth, and person with disability

 

 

Business Loans

All Sub-Counties

Traders

 

 

Conducted Miss-tourism competition

All Sub-Counties

Market tourism potential of the county, promoting culture, environmental conservation and peace promotion

 

Increased number of tourists visiting tourist attraction sites in the county.

Improved economy of the county.

Training Sessions conducted for Juakali artisans

 

Equip local artisan with technical skills on how to make measures

 

 

Regular inspection of trade premises

All trade premises in the county

 

 

 

Products conformity assessment on basic household goods

 

 

 

 

 

Policies for Efficient and Effective Service Delivery

  • Tourism policy
  • Cooperatives and industrialization policy

 Bills and Acts Enacted For Effective Service Delivery

  • County trade development bill 2015
  • County credit bill 2015
  • Trade licensing and market development bill 2015
  • County investment promotion draft bill 2015

 Public Participation in Its Project Implementations

  • Dissemination of information to the public through the department of information and public communication
  • Involvement of market committees in identification of infrastructural needs of the respective markets and supervision of development projects implementation
  • Public participation in budget making process.
  • Sensitization of the public about their rights and roles in supervising projects being implemented in their areas.

 Sustainability of the Projects

  • To educate and sensitize the public on the need, ownership and care of all projects
  • For continuity and sustainability of education the County is in the process of collaborating with board of management for various institutions.
  • Collaborating with Non state actors like banks, NGO’s through private public partnership

Risks / Challenges in the sector

Challenges:

  • Infrastructural constraints.
  • Limited local community participation in local tourism.
  • Inadequate information on local tourism.
  • Lack of security for accessing credits/loans  High default rates on loans.
  • Negative business attitudes / lack of entrepreneurship skills.
  • Inadequate work sites / spaces for business.
  • Lack/inadequate land for markets and business parks.

 

Mitigation measures:

  • Domestic tourism promotion and marketing through promotion of heritage sites like Thim-Lich
  • Sensitization of local community members about the benefits of tourism and the need to embrace domestic tourism.
  • Enacting county legislation to easy access to credit by a large cross- section of SMEs not currently covered.
  • Education and training of qualified loan applicants on best management practices before granting of loans.
  • Encouraging and facilitating the formation of SACCOS to harness savings among the SMEs and to provide a media for engaging external donor support programmes.
  • Construction of work sites / business facilities such as market sheds.
  • Creating / building collaborative effort with other relevant stakeholders like SMEA in the development of SMEs.

Approaches Used In Achieving County Desired Goals

  • Adhering to the CIDP developing departmental annual work plans and Performance Contracts
  • Ongoing M&E at departmental level on daily, weekly and monthly basis. Quarterly, biannual and annual appraisals.
  • Reports on projects and programmes are generated continuously to ensure accountability and effective delivery of service.

 

Masaba Modern Market – newly built by Migori County Government
Masaba Modern Market – newly built by Migori County Government
Masaba Modern Market – newly built by Migori County Government
Masaba Modern Market – newly built by Migori County Government

Strategies/ methodologies to Achieve set goals by the sector

  • The department follows the CIDP, which is based on public participation. This guides development of annual work plans which is translated into daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly work plans.
  • Performance Contract for all employs
  • Process M&E at departmental level on daily, weekly and monthly basis. Quarterly, biannual and annual appraisals also done

Contribution of the department towards the Governor’s manifesto

  • Development of 17 modern markets sheds across the county.
  • Establishment of 81 VIP latrines in markets across the county to promote hygiene and sanitation.
  • Connection of tap water and electricity in the 17 new modern markets, 8 waterborne toilets and 81 VIP latrines.
  • Promotion of value addition of agricultural produce likes coffee in Kuria-East.
  • Mainstreaming of gender, disability and youth in development activities ( 17 market sheds, 8 water bone toilets and VIP latrines done by the said marginalized groups )

Internal audit and control measures

  • Entrenching provisions for trainings, field education and sensitization programmes and other relevant recurrent programmes in our budgets.
  • Ensuring compliance to regulation adopted by the Controller of Budget regarding the proportion of funds to be set aside for both recurrent and development expenditures as percentages of the total budgetary allocation.
  • Making budgetary provision for capacity building of the SMEs.
  • Use of programme-based budgeting process.
  • Use of e-procurement.
  • Use of bottom- up budget making method in the budget making process.

Mid-term goals for the sector

  • Formulation of a county policy in line with the national one to ensure continuity and sustainability.
  • Increase budgetary allocation to the sector to ensure access to business loans
  • Construction of more market shades in all Sub-Counties
  • Development of Business and Industrial Park
  • Facilitate establishment of business advisory /solution centres at Sub-County level

 Nurturing of Talent

The 2014 Miss Tourism contestants during training at Sori beach, Nyatike Sub-County
The 2014 Miss Tourism contestants during training at Sori beach, Nyatike Sub-County

 Unique and rare historical sites

External wall of Thim-Lich Ohinga, Nyatike Sub-County
External wall of Thim-Lich Ohinga, Nyatike Sub-County

Jua Kali Sector 

Jua-kali artisans during training and capacity-building seminar
Jua-kali artisans during training and capacity-building seminar

Construction of new markets and upgrading existing ones

Governor Okoth Obado at the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of Ntimaru Market shade
Governor Okoth Obado at the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of Ntimaru Market shade

 

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