Parastatal reform taskforce seeks public views

August 20, 2013 2:39 pm
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Co-chaired by Abdikadir Mohamed and Isaac Awuondo, the taskforce's main mandate is to come up with a conclusion of the current policy review on the sector/FILE
Co-chaired by Abdikadir Mohamed and Isaac Awuondo, the taskforce’s main mandate is to come up with a conclusion of the current policy review on the sector/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 20 – The Presidential Taskforce on Parastatals Reforms is calling on the public to give their contributions on the changes they would want to see in the sector.

In an advert in the local dailies on Tuesday, the team said all views from interested groups should be handed in before August 26.

“Views of the general public, professionals as well as interest groups are hereby invited. The submissions should reach the undersigned (co-chairmen) before the close of business, on Monday August 26,” the statement said.

Co-chaired by Abdikadir Mohamed and Isaac Awuondo, the taskforce’s main mandate is to come up with a conclusion of the current policy review on the sector with the aim of addressing the sectoral challenges while achieving government policy priorities.

The taskforce is also expected to undertake an audit of the human capital with the aim of getting qualified and capable people in the boards and sector management levels with which specific bias to women, youth and other specific categories of Kenyans.

It should also develop a framework for the establishments of a sovereign wealth fund.

President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed the 10-member team on July 26 with the aim of restructuring parastatals in the country to boost their efficiency and effectiveness.

Other members include Kamau Thugge (National Treasury), Mugo Kibati (Vision 2030), Korir Sing’oei (Deputy President’s Office), Stella Kilonzo (Private Sector), Angalie Mediratta (private sector), Nelson Kuria (CIC Group), Carole Kariuki (KEPSA) and Edward Burbidge (Burbidge Capital Ltd).

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