ISK Council Meets the Kisumu County Deputy Governor during the ISK Western Kenya visit


ISK council officials and Secretariat visited the Kisumu county Governor office on 15th August 2014.The team,led by the ISK Chairman Paul Wambua,Kisumu branch chair Maurice Lishenga,branch Secretary Wycliffe Ong’oge VEMS chapter, Chair Stephen Omengo,Professional and Ethics Chair Dr.Sammy Musyoka,GS Secretary Stephen Ambani,ISK CEO Moses Kiambuthi,LAM representative Ronald Matende,ISK policy research and Advocacy officer Robert Koech and ISK Pr and Communication Officer Elizabeth Mulae among other officials in the western region.

The ISK team paid a courtesy call to the Kisumu county Governors office where they held a meeting with the Deputy Governor Ruth Odinga and the Kisumu country officials who welcomed the ISK officials to the county.During the meeting,several issues affecting members in the region  where highlighted and presented to the deputy Governor through a memorandum read by the the ISK Chairman.The issues presented included the involvement of ISK members in the county management,corporate real real estate management,usage of the up to date valuation roll,dealing with fraudulent land transactions,enforcing the planning and building regulations,recovering grabbed land,dealing with quacks in the county and exempting of ISK registered members from the paying the single business permit among others.It was noted that ISK members are professional consultants just like the doctors and lawyers who should also be exempted.

A seminar  was held in the afternoon for the members in the region were similar  topics highlighted earlier of relevance to the  land and propertyindustry were presented to the members.Later a cocktail for members and potential members was held in the evening which acted as  informal forum for sharing ideas and networking.The Deputy Governor Ruth Odinga,graced the members cocktail in the evening offering members an opportunity to air out their issues to the Deputy Governor and ISK officials present.Ms Odinga stressed on empowering more women in the surveying industry,noting that only few women where present during the function which should not be the case in the near future.She promised to present the ISK memorandum to county Governor and thanked the officials for the visit noting that the County government will engage the Institution further to ensure the issues highlighted are addressed.