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KDSP STRIVES TO IMPROVE GOVERNANCE

The Government of Kenya with support from the World Bank is implementing the Kenya Devolution Support Programme (KDSP) to strengthen capacities of National and County institutions for improved delivery of devolved services at the county level.

The Ministry of Devolution and Arid and Semi-Arid Lands, through the State Department of Devolution has contracted Agmond International to carry out consultancy services, aimed at strengthening knowledge management in Kenya’s Devolved system for socio-economic development.

Speaking during a courtesy call to the County Secretary and Head of Public Service Madam Jacinta Aluoch Odhiambo at the County headquarters Tuesday, Consultant Clement Jesus Owino, said Agmond International has designed a study survey program currently being piloted in 21 counties to collect relevant information on the unique levels of Knowledge management practices and the existing gaps so as to develop a common policy that will help strengthen devolution in Kenya.

On her part, the County Secretary said that Knowledge management is a major concern to both the National and County Governments.

β€œKakamega County Government for instance has a platform where we share departmental weekly priorities and accomplishments. We are however working towards having a framework for real-time information management. Your coming is therefore timely as the policy will improve the linkage of our departments as well as foster a good collaboration between the two levels of government for effective delivery of quality services to members of the public,” she said.

The consultant is scheduled to meet four departments this week on Thursday; Water, Public Service and Administration, ICT and Planning for the required information.