Principal Secretary in the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary Ms Esther Ngero, in the State Department for Performance and Delivery Management, made a visit to Egerton University on Friday.
Her one-day trip was aimed at closing a meeting of staff from the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary, who were on a retreat at Egerton University ARC Hotel to develop a Strategic Plan. During the meeting, the PS expressed her gratitude to her team for their tireless efforts in making the document a success.
Ms Ngero also paid a courtesy call to the Office of the Vice Chancellor, where she was warmly welcomed by Professor Isaac Ongubo Kibwage, along with the University Council Chairman, Hukka Wario, Council members, and University management staff. The visit was preceded by a courtesy call a day earlier at the University by her counterpart PS Aurelia Rono, in charge of Parliamentary affairs in the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary.
As part of her visit, the entire delegation from the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary visited a 2-acre parcel of land that was allocated for a tree planting initiative to the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary. They took part in planting a couple of trees, which was a successful ceremonial tree planting.
The Council members thanked the PS for considering Egerton as a Meeting Incentives Conferences and Expo (MICE) destination in Kenya, specifically in the Nakuru region.
Professor Isaac Kibwage expressed his gratitude by saying, "I am happy to host you here. As a ritual, we keep on planting trees and we mark them through technology to keep monitoring them."
The visit by Ms Esther Ngero to Egerton University was a successful one, and it demonstrated the government's commitment to promoting the growth and development of institutions of higher learning in Kenya. The planting of trees was also a significant gesture towards environmental conservation, which is a critical issue for the country. The University hopes to continue its fruitful relationship with the Office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary in the future.
By Kurian Musa
Directorate of Marketing and Resource Mobilization