The Transport Licensing Appeals Board members led by Chairman Dick Waweru were in Kakamega to meet senior County government officials at the headquarters prior to a meeting with Kakamega transport stakeholders. The board that deals with disputes arising from decisions of the National Transport Safety Authority (NTSA), is committed to ensuring that NTSA operates within the confines of the law and its mandate without hindering Kenyans from doing business as revealed by Mr. Waweru.
He advised stakeholders to operationalize NTSA regional committees through which disputes could be channeled and resolved.
He pointed out that transporters should be sensitized on the roles of the board, NTSA and County governments as they are key in streamlining the industry.
Others in the board’s delegation were Prof. Kiarie Mwaura, Mr. Aden Noor Ali and Mr. Moses Parantai ole Shukuru and Mr. Andrew Kimani.
The board also held a meeting with matatu and boda boda operators at a Kakamega Hotel for a sensitization session on the board’s role in public transport licencing.
The operators were advised to seek solutions through the board’s legal process on licencing and other common transport sector bottlenecks, while on individual public officers should be channeled through their officials and regional NTSA committees.
Present were CECs Alfred Matianyi (Lands and Urban Areas) and Dr. George Lutomia (ICT, e-Government Communication) the Chief Officer Lands and Urban Areas, Mr. Lukoko and the Deputy County Commissioner, Mr. George Ogolla.