January 26, 2024 (Public Communication and Media Relations)
County Executive for Roads, Transport, and Public Works Patrick Lokaimoe has urged County Government drivers and plant operators to embrace continuous upskilling to keep up with the evolving knowledge of road safety and traffic rules.
Speaking during the closure of a three-day refresher course for County Government drivers organized by the County and facilitated by the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA), CECM Lokaimoe said that the world was rapidly moving towards tech-based trends that require continuous upskilling.
CECM Lokaimoe described the refresher course as a strategy by the County Government to professionalize its transport unit and create responsive drivers with knowledge of road safety, traffic rules, defensive driving, and a code of ethics.
“As I appreciate you for attending the training, let me emphasize the need to apply what you have learned. As a County Government, we are also planning to facilitate you to attend more training subject to the availability of funds,” CECM Lokaimoe said.
Upper North Rift region NTSA manager Cyprian Nyaose a training facilitator confirmed plans to set up a desk at Lodwar Huduma Centre to ease access to compliance documents without having to travel.
On his part, Chief Officer for Roads and Transport, Engineer Mark Achilla called on the drivers to take care of the vehicles allocated to them. “The vehicle is your office. It must be properly maintained,” He said.
The Chief Officer emphasized the distinction between bosses and colleagues for the drivers and the need to observe the code of conduct especially during working hours.
Senior Human Resource Officer Joseph Lotims, Wycliffe Odhiambo (NTSA), Benard Abong (Director Transport), John Amui (Administrator, Transport), and Peterson Erus (Ass. Dir, Administration) also addressed the drivers on various issues.
Deputy Governor Dr. John Erus presided over the opening of the training when it commenced three days ago,