Mandera County is a county in the former North Eastern Province of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Mandera. The county has a population of 1,025,756 (2009 census) and an area of 25,797.7 km².
The county has six constituencies:
- Mandera South Constituency
- Mandera West Constituency
- Mandera East Constituency
- Mandera North Constituency
- Banissa Constituency
- Lafey Constituency Core Values
Respect for rule of law
To position Mandera as the fruit producing county of Kenya
To transform the livestock sector from a way of life to competitive economic activity that will transform the lives of our pastoral communities
To achieve a good state of water security in Mandera by 2017
To ensure the efficient and economical provision of water and sanitation services, increase environmental conservation, appropriately utilize natural resources and improve access to affordable and environmentally friendly sources of energy
To achieve a fair state of food security in the county.
To improve the livelihood of the people of Mandera county by promoting competitive farming practices through appropriate policy framework.
To create an enabling environment for agricultural development, increase productivity, promote market access, avail affordable farm inputs, increase value addition and affordable sharia-compliant financing.
To ensure that all Manderians have access to quality healthcare by 2017
To promote and facilitate unrestricted inter county movements of goods and services all year round
To put in place spatial planning that will carter for the current and future needs of our population and aligns land use to modern sustainable utilization
To implement total financial management solutions in all county operations
To mobilize resources both internally and externally to make development priorities a reality
To promote world-class infrastructure in order to achieve socio-economic development in line with Kenya's vision 2030
To propel livestock sub-sector to the future as a thriving, competitive and economically viable activity.
To improve livestock production, productivity, health and marketing
To enhance access, quality, equity retention, transition and completion levels at the ECD, non formal education, primary, secondary and tertiary education
To establish and transform an efficient and effective workforce that delivers services to the satisfaction of the citizens
To comply with the requirement of the constitution and all the relevant acts and regulations
To promote citizens serving citizens by working collaboratively, innovatively, efficiently, effectively while being responsive to our people and fiscally prudent.
To promote Private Sector development through sharia-compliant Trade Finance, commercially oriented cooperatives, Enterprise Development.
To foster Conducive Linkages, information management and Collaborative Mechanism to enhance the Industrial and Tourism infrastructure for economic growth and development.
To adapt financial management and reporting as per the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Economic ActivitiesNomadic pastoralism is the major economic activity in the in Mandera County with camels, goats,sheeps&cattle being the main type of livestock reared. The region vast pasture land has allowed this activity to be viable.
The main water sources in the region are river Daua a number of shallow wells and few major earth pans. The region has small scale agriculture production with small scale horticulture producers supplying Mangoes, pawpaw, onions, kales and Banana to the local market.
Mandera County is accessible by road and air. It has an airstrip with airplanes going to Mandera town from the Wilson Airport four days a week; Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday. It’s a two hour flight with small business aircraft carrying 30 to 50 passengers.
In the wake of devolution, Mandera town has attracted interested investors opening up the town with different investments e.g. Hotels and Resort centres, Transport, Banks, and other small businesses.
Mandera County Government together with the National Government through hiring over 127 Kenya Police Reserves (KPR) who are mainly locals to supplement the number of security officers in the County, have managed to boost security surveillance across the county. The county also received vehicles to support security operations.
With peace, security and stability it is easy to encourage investors to invest in which will improve living standards and create wealth and employment opportunities in Mandera.
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