Central region heads of government departments and semi-autonomous government agencies have been directed to embrace the habit of attending crucial meetings in person and stop delegating their juniors to such forums.
The heads must also strictly adhere to the stated operational guidelines that are the cornerstone in ensuring that Kenyans get effective and efficient service in all public offices.
Central Regional Commissioner Mr. Wilfred Nyagwanga told the senior public workers during a service delivery meeting yesterday that delegating attendance of crucial meetings will only be allowed in extreme cases where the head was either on leave or indisposed.
Nyagwanga said a wind of change is blowing in the public sector with the release of Executive Order no. 1 of 2019 by President Uhuru Kenyatta which gave Regional and County Commissioners the necessary muscle to coordinate and implement all national government development programmes and projects across the country.
“There will be a paradigm shift in the way we have been serving Kenyans and all of us must re-align ourselves to the new dispensation failure to which there will be consequences,” explained the regional head.
He said the people heading government ministries, departments and agencies including those enjoying semi-autonomous status must be prepared for closer scrutiny by the regional and county commissioners to ensure that the national government development agenda is realised.
Nyagwanga said the Executive order has re-energized the public sector which in the eyes of many Kenyans was considered moribund with the entry of the devolved units of government.
“Most of you thought the national government had gone on slumber. Well, the honey moon is over now it’s time to hit the ground running in serving wananchi,” said the regional boss.
He said all government development projects will be monitored to ensure value for money and to meet the high expectations from the members of the public.
The regional boss said security in the region has been beefed up with security agencies detailed to deal decisively with emerging cases of radicalization of local youth by extremist groups.
By Kiamah Wamutitu