The Kitui County Commissioner (CC), John Ondego has challenged civil servants to embrace multi-agency teamwork as opposed to silo mentality, for effective and efficient service delivery.
Speaking on Tuesday in Kitui after presiding over the County Service Delivery meeting, Ondego said multi-sectoral teamwork has borne tangible fruits during the door to door campaign to realize the county’s 98% transition rate in the education sector.
He called for pro-active approach to issues affecting the citizens touching on the issuance of birth certificates, adding that delay of services is a major contributor to corruption among civil servants.
“I direct the Registrar of Persons to expedite the issuance of birth certificates to ease the long queues and ensure the back log is completed by the end of June,” said Ondego.
He called on the civil servants to do self-evaluation and compare how they fared in the eyes of wananchi they serve. “This evaluation will help you adhere to work ethics and improve on performance,” he added.
The CC cautioned officers engaged in corruption to shun the vice, saying that the President is resolute to stamp it out starting from the top.
Commenting on the Big Four Agenda, Ondego said the initiative is geared towards youth empowerment, creation of jobs and help the country achieve its industrialization status by 2030.
“Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC) has been proven to be successful during the pilot stage and there is need to strengthen the county’s healthcare system before the rolling out of the programme countrywide,” said Ondego.
On radicalization of the youth to join terror groups, the CC urged Nyumba Kumi to strengthen screening mechanisms of all visitors within their areas of jurisdiction and report any suspicious cases to the authorities for action.
“All reported cases will be dealt with confidentially. Let all Nyumba Kumi committees swing into action to ensure Kitui is safe and not a transit zone for rogue elements,” cautioned Ondego.
By Yobesh Onwong’a