Cabinet Secretary, Prof. Margaret Kobia today presided over the virtual signing of financial year 2020/2021 Performance Contract by the Ministry’s Principal Secretaries and respective Chairpersons of the State Corporations under Public Service and Gender.
While speaking during the virtual meeting, the Cabinet Secretary noted that, the Performance Contracts signed by the state officers will accord them and their management an opportunity to implement the performance targets that are aligned to the development agenda for both the Ministry and National Government.
Adding that the Performance Contract is a tool of management that enhances accountability for results against resources that have been entrusted to the Principal Secretaries and their respective departments and corporations.’’ The tool will not only be instrumental in supporting evidence-based decision-making but also will also be used to hold you to account for your actions.”
Prof. Kobia acknowledged the unprecedented environment that Covid-19 has placed the economy under, noting that service delivery has been affected by the pandemic.
“The global pandemic has affected service delivery in all sectors of the economy. Some sectors have closed down while others are re-opening amidst strict health containment protocols,” she said.
However, she called upon those in public service to be innovative enough to sustain service delivery so that service delivery is not considerably affected to a level of complete halt.
She urged the Chairpersons of various State Corporations and management to put in place service delivery innovations that are coupled with COVID -19 recovery strategies and plans.
Prof. Kobia lauded the Ministry for developing an on-line Government Performance Contract Information System that has been rolled out to various Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
The Cabinet Secretary reiterated the President’s emphasis on the need to ensure completion of already existing projects before embarking on new ones. She, therefore, urged the Ministry Departments and Agencies to use the President’s emphasis as a guide to implementation of the projects they have committed to this financial year.
“I will be keen on ensuring that this directive is followed in your respective State Corporations,” she said.
In her remarks the Chief Administrative Secretary, Hon. Rachel Shebesh, commended the job done by the Semi-Autonomous Government Agencies satisfaction under their watch.
“I am proud to report that in many cases; our SAGAs are doing an excellent job in serving our citizens,’’ she said.
The virtual meeting was attended by Principal Secretaries Mrs. Mary Kimonye and Prof. Collete Suda, Chairpersons, Directors, Director Generals and Chief Executive Officers of Ministry’s State Corporations.