CHIEF OFFICERS ASKED TO UTILIZE FUNDS PRUDENTLY
Good governance, one of H.E FCPA Governor Fernandes Barasa’s six point development agenda, calls for proper utilization and management of funds and other public resources as stipulated in the Public Finance Management Act.
To foster this agenda, the Governor of Kakamega H.E Fernandes Barasa has directed his accounting Officers to be accountable for their omissions and commissions during their service to the residents of Kakamega County. The Governor said this when he opened an induction programme for Chief Officers on the Intergrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS), Management of Pending Bills and the Government Budgetting Process.
Governor Barasa explained that in addition to coordinating, formulating and implementing policies in their respective Units, the Officers will be expected to take responsibility of expenditure in their respective Departments including responding to queries from Members of County Assembly and other Oversight bodies on how public funds are utilized.
FCPA Barasa also called on the Officers to consult their CECMs widely on policies and operations and to carefully administer management of Human Resource functions in consultation with the County Public Service Board.
To enhance productivity and ensure effectiveness, the County CEO instructed them to cascade perfomance contracts to officers in the lower cadres. The forum will also see the Chief Officers trained on Cash Management, Procurement, Project management and Governance.