Nandi County Governor Stephen Sang has announced that he and his Deputy Dr Yulita Cheruiyot will take a 30 per cent pay cut for the months of March and April.
While announcing further response measures towards containing coronavirus pandemic, Governor Sang said the county leadership has agreed to take pay cuts to boost the emergency fund in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak.
“The county leadership has agreed to take pay cuts for the months of March and April with myself and the Deputy Governor taking a 30% pay cut,”said Sang in his statement.
He said the money will be channeled to the Nandi County Emergency Fund Account.
According to the County Chief, the county secretary, executive members and chief officers have also agreed to take a 25 per cent pay cut.
“The County Secretary, the County Executive Committee Members and the Chief Officers have also agreed to take a 25% pay cut for the same period,” Sang said.
The governor said the funds raised will enable the county procure additional medical supplies and items needed urgently to boost fight against coronavirus spread.
Sang further lauded Members of County Assembly for approving the Nandi County Emergency Fund Act in a record time last week.
He said the approval of the fund now paves way for the county to seek funds from well-wishers and that the funds will be managed from the Emergency Fund in order to adequately respond to emergencies such as the coronavirus pandemic.
The Governor further directed all County Medical Health Staff pursuing postgraduate studies (Registrars) at the University of Nairobi and Moi University to report back to work within 24 hours.
He said those who were at Moi University School of Medicine should report to the CEO of Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital while those from the University of Nairobi School of Medicine should report back to the Chief Officer Health for training and appropriate redeployment.
“All other Health Workers in different cadres currently on leave, both normal and study leave, are hereby directed to report back to their work stations immediately,” he added.
All persons who has arrived in Nandi County within the last 21 days from Countries with reported COVID-19 cases have also been asked to call the county toll-free number of 1548 to check in and to allow the emergency response teams to continually monitor their conditions.