Cabinet Secretary, Hon. Aisha Jumwa this morning presided over the signing of the 20th Cycle of Performance Contracts for the Financial Year 2023/2024 for the State Departments for Public Service, Gender and Affirmative Action; and the Semi-Autonomous Government Agencies (SAGAs) under the Ministry.
In her address, the Cabinet Secretary said that the performance contracts will enable the Ministry to implement performance targets that are aligned with the Ministry’s mandate, the Kenya Kwanza Administration plan and the government’s national development agenda.
She highlighted Productivity Mainstreaming in the public sector as a key component in the 20th Cycle of Performance Contracts for the Financial Year 2023/2024.
“I note with appreciation that Productivity Mainstreaming in the Public Sector has been included as a target in the performance contracts for this Financial Year. This target will fastrack the promise to Kenyans to make available 80 per cent of government services online,” she said.
Hon. Jumwa committed her support to the leadership present and urged them to join hands and work in a synergised and harmonised fashion in order to meet the goals as stipulated in their performance contracts.
The signing of performance contracts today follows a signing of Ministerial Performance Contracts by H.E. President, Dr. William Ruto and the Cabinet on 1st August 2023.
Performance Contracting has been a key accountability tool used by the government to improve service delivery in the public service. The Performance Contract function falls under the State Department for Public Service.
Present at the event today were Principal Secretaries, Mr. Amos Gathecha, State Department for Public Service and Ms. Veronica Nduva, State Department for Gender and Affirmative Action as well as CEOs of various SAGAs.