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About The Council of Governors

The Council of County Governors (COG) is a non-partisan organization established under Section 19 of the Intergovernmental Relations Act (IGRA 2012). The Council of Governors  comprises of the Governors of the forty-seven Counties. main functions are the promotion of visionary leadership; sharing of best practices and; offer a collective voice on policy issues; promote inter – county consultations; encourage and initiate information sharing on the performance of County Governments with regard to the execution of their functions; collective consultation on matters of interest to County Governments.

What We Do

COG provides a mechanism for consultation amongst County Governments, share information on performance of the counties in execution of their functions, facilitate capacity building for Governors, and consider reports from other intergovernmental forums on national and county interests amongst other functions (Section 20).

Our Mission

Benchmark of excellence in devolution that is non-partisan; providing a supporting pillar for County Government as a platform for consultation, information sharing,capacity building, performance management  and dispute resolution.

Our Vision

To have Prosperous and Democratic Counties delivering services to every Kenyan

Our Values

Professionalism, Independence, Equality and Equity, Cooperation, Visionary.

Our Motto

48 Governments, 1 Nation

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE KENYA MEDICAL SUPPLIES AUTHORITY (KEMSA) REFORMS

9th November 2021

Chairman CoG2019
The Council of Governors (CoG) is drawn to the ongoing conversations on reforming the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) which has taken prominence in the media headlines recently. As the CoG, we believe that urgent structural and institutional reforms are needed at KEMSA to ensure the institution effectively serves Counties in the procurement and supply of pharmaceutical and non- pharmaceutical products to improve availability and affordability of health commodities, and ultimately enhance health outcomes. The centralised procurement and distribution system for health products and technologies ought to be restructured in a manner that fully is aligned to devolution and accords joint accountability to both National and County Governments.
Essentially, the Constitution assigned health functions to both the National Government and the County Governments. While delivery of most of the essential health services are assigned to County Governments, which have responsibility for County health facilities (level 1 to level 5) and pharmacies, ambulance services, and promotion of primary health care, the role of National Government in the delivery of health services is restricted to National referral health facilities.1 Implied in these functions is the obvious fact that the demands of the 47 County Governments for medical supplies and equipment are higher than those of the National Government.

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