State Department for Public Works’ New Principal Secretary
Outgoing State Department for Public Works Principal Secretary, Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Dr. Gordon Kihalangwa, CBS and the State Departments’ incoming Principal Secretary Mr. Solomon Kitungu CBS, had an introductory meeting with NCA’s senior staff, led by the Authority’s Executive Director Eng. Maurice Akech on 1st October, 2021 at NCA’s headquarters, KCB Towers, Upper hill, Nairobi.
The visit was occasioned by portfolio re-assignments and changes in cabinet by His Excellency President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta announced on 29th September, 2021 which touched on the State Department for Public Works among other dockets.
The re-shuffle saw the immediate former Principal Secretary of the State Department of Public Works, under which the Authority is domiciled, Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Dr. Gordon Kihalangwa, CBS, who headed the State Department for over two years, transferred to the State Department of Energy. His successor, Mr. Solomon Kitungu, CBS joins Public Works from the State Department for Transport.
During the session Maj. Gen. Kihalangwa thanked the NCA leadership for being cooperative and open to reproach. He urged them to do even more going forward so as to put an end to the challenges that have hampered the streamlining of the sector.
Mr. Kitungu expressed his readiness to take up the challenge of heading a new docket and urged NCA’s leadership to do its best to ensure the Authority discharges its mandate to the best level possible.
On his part, the ED thanked Maj. Gen. Kihalangwa for his leadership and unfaltering support and underscored his commitment to cooperating fully with Mr. Kitungu towards this end.