, KINANGOP, Kenya Nov 15 – Former Head of Public Service Francis Kimemia is calling on the National and County Governments to allocate adequate resources to support the health sector in all the 47 counties across the country.
Kimemia is also urging authorities involved in health sector projects to involve the public as much as possible before indentifying and prioritizing healthcare needs in their areas.
“Kenyans are now off age and nobody should dictate any agenda to them. Authorities should come up with clear budgets that can easily be understood by ordinary citizens and the taxpayers. The results must be smart,” said Kimemia.
The former top civil servant was speaking at the Kinangop North Catholic Church where he was the chief guest at a fundraising to help set up a High Dependency Unit Theatre and Oxygen Complex where Sh 6 million was raised.
Kimemia also called for accountability in the management of resources allocated to support devolution in order to improve the quality of life of the many Kenyans living in the rural areas where the decentralized state powers have been moved.
He warned that some countries in Africa have had to thoroughly punish governors including jailing them for misusing National resources disbursed through devolution through corruption and abuse of power.
Kimemia said: “Leaders should mobilize, intergrate and transform lives and build institutions.”
Counties, Kimemia said, should put in place a better and transformative auditing and monitoring capabilities in order to curtail pilferage and theft of public resources on the ground.
According to him, organizational experts should be invited to guide reforms and bureaucracy in order to form a culture of modernity in the County government systems.
He also cautioned against ongoing premature politics both at the national grid and the counties warning that it was consuming quality time that would have been used to initiate development and progress for all Kenyans.
Kimemia also celebrated recent moves by the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions for exonerating him from accusations of corruption.
“I thank God for vindicating me against my false accusers and adversaries who wanted to finish me. I have forgiven them and I ask the good lord to forgive them too,” Kimemia said.