GOOD GOVERNANCE

Makueni governor vows to prioritise service delivery

Mutula says it is important for all departments to work in harmony to improve services

In Summary

•Mutula said civil servants are at the centre of service delivery hence the need to change the way they work.

•The governor said his government would prioritise the people, good governance and service delivery, strategic partnerships, innovativeness and sustainability.

Makueni Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr.
FILE Makueni Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr.

Makueni Governor Mutula Kilonzo Junior has vowed to initiate public sector transformation and reforms to improve service delivery.

Mutula said civil servants are at the centre of service delivery, hence the need to change the way they work.

“Our overall goal is to improve household incomes, general well-being and the quality of the people of Makueni,” Mutula said in a speech read by Deputy Governor Lucy Mulili at Makueni PWD Vocational Training Centre in Wote.

He spoke during the dissemination and capacity building on guidelines for the preparation of the 3rd generation County Integrated Development Plan.

The one day event was organised by the Council of Governors, the State Department for Planning and the Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis.

The participants were departmental heads of the national and county governments and agencies.

The governor said his government would prioritise the people, good governance and service delivery, strategic partnerships, innovativeness and sustainability.

He reiterated his government’s commitment to deepening the collaboration in capacity building and collaboration with KIPPRA in policy analysis and research.

“We have resolved to ensure our policies, resource allocation and decisions are informed by evidence. The government has prepared and approved policies to implement the devolved functions,” he said.

“We will fast track and evaluate the implementation of the policies to ensure we achieve the intended outcomes.”

Mutula said it was important for all departments to work in harmony to ensure service delivery is improved.

“During this development cycle 2023-27, we must break departmental silos in planning and implementation,” he said.

Participants were educated on guidelines for the preparations for the 3rd generation CIDPs, criteria for identification of flagship projects and MTP IV overview and a review of County Integrated Development Plan II and CIDP III.

Edited by Kiilu Damaris

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