Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o on Wednesday presided over the swearing in of new Executive Member for Roads Farida Salim.
The former Nominated Member of Kisumu County Assembly was approved a month ago by the Assembly after a vetting process chaired by the Speaker Elisha Oraro.
She replaces Joyce Osogo who resigned to run for Homa Bay Woman Representative position in the August 9, polls.
I settled on Farida to manage this very important and sensitive department after careful consultations and scrutiny of her background and leadership qualitiesGovernor Nyong’o
The governor said that his decision to pick Farida was from her background which has exemplary leadership qualities.
“I settled on Farida to manage this very important and sensitive department after careful consultations and scrutiny of her background and leadership qualities,” said Nyong’o.
“I want to report that she is fit for the job,” he furthered.
Nyong’o also noted that Farida’s contribution in the society through gender and civic rights campaigns also affirmed his decision.
In her remarks, Farida noted that there is a lot of work to be done and she is up to the task to deliver.
“I accept and commit to deliver better services to the people of Kisumu and I call upon all the stake holders to join hands with me to achieve this important calling,” she said.
Among her key agenda was improving road networks in the rural areas and also maintain the already built roads.
Various officials from the county congratulated the mother of two on her new job among them the Deputy Governor Mathews Owili and City Manager Abala Wanga.
“Congratulations to our new CEC Farida,work starts now and you have to deliver because a full tray awaits you in the office,” said Owili.