In a digital world marked by massive growth in technology, organizations are leveraging on technological advancements to remain accessible and convenient to their clientele.

So as to remain relevant in the modern day ICT and Communication sectors, Kakamega County CECM for Finance, Planning and ICT Dr. Beatrice Sabana Monday morning directed staff drawn from the directorates of ICT, e-Government and Communication and the Governor’s Press Unit to re-engineer and re-invent themselves to keep abreast with the trends in the ICT world essential in providing solutions to modern day challenges.

She was speaking during a ministerial meeting at the Chambers hall, County headquarters where she noted that Covid-19 pandemic has presented a perfect chance for ICT techies to leverage on technology to continue providing essential services to the people.

“We have to make ourselves important to the e-Government agenda despite the little time remaining in the calendar of this Financial Year 2020/21,” she said.

Dr. Sabana added that there is need to step up Government communication to staff, other Governments, NGOs and businesses to enable the internal and external publics appreciate and give feedback, where necessary, on what the County Government of Kakamega continues to achieve since inception of devolution.

“The Government has launched and implemented a lot of projects in this second term (2017-to date) as compared to the first five years and it is upto you to package that information so that wananchi can be able to understand what we have implemented so far,” she noted.

The CECM who took over the ICT functions recently after Governor Oparanya reorganized his Government also called on senior officers in the ministry not to personalize processes as a way of promoting accountability, transparency and team work among staff.

She reminded them to keep refering to the County Intergrated Development Plan, Annual Development Plan, Procurement Plan, the Budget and other tools of governance to actualize the mandate of the ministry and Government as expected.

“I expect you to digitise all Government files and other essential documents such as invoices for ease of retrieval and access,” she said

Chief Officer Mr Eugene Milimo said automation of revenue through the ERP system has sealed revenue leaks in the County raising collections from Shs400M to Shs1.2B in the last financial year. He added that the county has a potential to meet and even surpass the current target of Shs2B.

The meeting was also attended by the Ministry’s Directors and Administrator Mr Sakaya Shitsimi.