At the time when the world is battling with the third wave of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic, Kakamega County’s Ministry of Public Service and Administration has strategically embraced the internet mode of service delivery.

The Ministry’s Heads of Departments and other Officers, while in a workshop that ended on Friday reviewing Departmental strategic objectives, enjoyed a successful training on Strategic Planning delivered electronically by an external expert Prof. Levi Koiyo.

The interactive day online training involved group excercises and presentations with close guidance from the tutor.

In her remarks read by the Ministry’s Chief Officer Dr. Dominic Muteshi, at the opening session of the workshop, the CEC Member Madam Rodah Masaviru noted that a County Strategic Plan (CSP) should be reviewed every two years in order to align Government objectives to the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP).

“We must ensure that our Strategic Plans complement the County’s CEO His Excellency Dr. Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya’s vision for the people of Kakamega as captured in the CIDP,” noted Madam Masaviru.
The Executive Member thanked her Officers for observing fully the protocols given by the Ministry of Health including social distancing by practicing digital communication and e-service delivery.

The Chief Officer on his part urged the Officers to review the Ministry’s deliverables and restrict Departmental plans to stipulated time frames and the available resouces.

“It is important to understand whether we are still on course as a Ministry or not; hence the need for our Sectional Heads to work as a team to achieve the desired results,” noted Dr. Muteshi.

Earlier in the week, the Officers trained and revised the Ministry’s Performance Contracting (PC) tool under the stewardship of a Lead Consultant Dr. Henry Wati.

Dr. Muteshi reminded the Officers that PC is all about agreed targets and actual work done. He informed them to ensure they collect the requisite evidences in order to earn complete points.

“Some exogenous factors like delayed disbursement of County Funds by the Exchequer, unforeseen challenges like the current Corona virus pandemic, among others have led to the Departments and the Ministry not achieving on our mandate as promised to the stakeholders,” regretted Dr. Muteshi. He nevertheless urged the team to remain focused to quality service delivery to the residents of Kakamega County with utmost patriotism.

Also in attendance was Madam Rose Omondi, the Head of Performance Management Secretariat.