Nairobi, 27th November 2023
Nairobi City County Executive Committee Member for Green Nairobi Mr. Ibrahim Auma has reiterated Governor Sakaja’s commitment in promoting gender diversity and inclusivity within the County Government.
He said the commitment is evident right from the appointment of County Executives where Nairobi boosts of having Four Female County Executive Committee Members out of ten and several women Chief Officers, showcasing significant women representation in the County leadership.
Mr. Auma spoke at the launch of the Regional East Africa Women Round Table event at Sarova Stanley Hotel, where he represented Nairobi Governor H.E Sakaja Johnson. Among key guests’ present was Central Organizations of Trade Unions (COTU-K) Secretary General Dr. Francis Atwoli and Nairobi City County Women Rep. Hon. Esther Passaris.
The Green Nairobi Executive, Mr. Auma noted that the event signifies a crucial moment towards advancing, securing and protecting women rights.
“We gather here for the regional launch of the East Africa Women Round Table, witnessing accomplished women from across the region unite. This event signifies a crucial moment in our collective journey towards advancing, securing, and protecting women’s rights in our area. The initiative of regional women in the labour movement has given rise to the East Africa Women Round Table, showcasing the power of collaboration and the resilience of women in advocating for their rights.” Said Mr. Auma.
He added that the event held under the slogan, “No decision about me without me,” encapsulates the pivotal role women play in the community.
In order to address gender issues, the County Executive said that Nairobi Governor H.E Sakaja Johnson has advanced progress through comprehensive policy initiatives providing an effective platform for shaping polices that resonate with the community needs.
“Governor Sakaja staunchly supports the East Africa Women Round Table initiative, evident in the creation of the sector of Inclusivity, Public Participation and Customer Service, where the department of gender is domiciled within the County government structure. The sector addresses the specific needs and challenges faced by women, ensuring equal opportunities for them to thrive and contribute.” He added.
Additionally, the Green Nairobi Executive stated that Governor Sakaja’s administration is deeply committed to gender equality in the workforce, actively employing women and offering equal opportunities for career growth.
Mr. Auma also mentioned that Nairobi County has implemented a robust complaints and feedback mechanism to ensure prompt and effective resolution of women concerns.
COTU General Secretary Dr. Francis Atwoli said that COTU believes in meaningful involvement of women for any change to be realized in the country.
The event brought together women from across East African countries, with an aim of making their voices heard.