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PSC to create competitive environment for businesses

The  Public Service Commission (PSC) seeks to create a competitive environment for businesses to thrive through improving public service delivery.

The  Public Service Commissioner, Amb. Salma  Ahmed, said Kenya has a large population constituting of the youth, and to deter them from migrating to other countries to seek greener pastures, the Commission is determined to provide both youths and citizens’ an opportunity to apply their skills competencies in meaningful ventures.

“It is unfortunate that  Africa has been losing its young and energetic people to other countries, we have a duty to support each other in order to make the continent flourish” she said.

The  Commissioner  was speaking  on Monday at the PSC offices when she received a delegation of Rapid Results Approach team from the Office of the Prime Minister of Niger  who had visited the Commission to benchmark on the Rapid Results Initiative (RRI) programme.

The  team  will  visit  Huduma Centre  and  University of Nairobi some of the areas where RRI is practiced.

Amb. Ahmed  said Kenya and Niger  will learn from each other, noting that their collaboration will support the work of public service and the betterment of the two countries.

The  Commissioner  said the PSC’s agenda is to transform the public service by putting citizens in the centre of public service delivery.

“We have come up with a strategic plan that will bring a cultural change in the whole of public service,” she said added that even though culture change is not easy, the Commission is determined and has begun the process.

Amb. Ahmed said World Bank selected Kenya for Niger to bench mark on the RRI programme because the Country’s RRI proved successful, noting that Kenya will continue to exchange ideas with other countries in Africa in the transformation journey.

The  Head of the Delegation, Deputy Coordinator of Unit in charge of Application RRI in Niger, Zodi  Abouzeidi said the team was advised to visit Kenya by World Bank since its RRI has an advanced approach, and its results are good.

He said the team has been inspired by the Kenyan RRI success and is looking forward to exchange knowledge and experiences, to enable Niger have a document that will reform its public service sector.

By  Bernadette  Khaduli

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