Makueni County Governor Mutula Kilonzo (Jnr) has vowed to initiate public sector transformation and reforms in a bid to improve service delivery to wananchi in the area.
Consequently, Kilonzo said that civil servants were at the centre of service delivery hence the need to change the way they worked in order to deliver services to the citizens.
“Our overall goal is to improve household incomes, general well-being and the quality of the people of Makueni. I believe public service is at the centre of service delivery. I will initiate public sector transformation and reforms to enhance service delivery,” said Mutula in a speech read on his behalf by the Deputy Governor Lucy Mulili at Makueni PWD Vocational Training Centre in Wote town.
He said this during the dissemination and capacity building on guidelines for preparation of the 3rd generation County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) that was organized by the Council of Governors (CoG), State Department for Planning (SDP and the Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA).
The participants were drawn from the Departmental Heads from both the national and county governments and agencies. The sensitization was a one-day event.
During the event, the governor also said that his government would prioritize the people, good governance and service delivery, strategic partnerships, innovativeness and sustainability.
He reiterated that his government’s commitment and resolve to deepen the collaboration in capacity building collaborate with KIPPRA in policy analysis and research.
“We have resolved to ensure our policies, resource allocation and decisions are informed by evidence. The government has prepared and approved policies to implement the devolved functions, going forward, we will fast track and evaluate the implementation of the policies to ensure we achieve the intended outcomes,” he said.
In this regard, Kilonzo said it was important for all departments in both levels of government to work in harmony in order to ensure service delivery to wananchi was improved.
“During this development cycle 2023-27, we must break departmental silos in planning and implementation,” he said.
During the sensitization, participants were educated on guidelines for the preparations on the 3rd generation CIDPs, criteria for identification of flagship projects and MTP IV overview and review of County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) II and CIDP III to mention a few.
By Patrick Nyakundi