NAIROBI, Kenya Nov 12 – The government has unveiled a Monitoring and Evaluation Programme that will oversee that all counties effectively implement their projects.
Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru who launched the program said the platform created by the project will ensure that all counties account for all their operations as required by the National Government.
“It our responsibility to ensure that we track the implementation of policies and programmes to ensure sustainable achievement of results,” explained Waiguru.
Speaking at the launch on Tuesday, she added that leaders will have to account for failures with the assessments done through the project.
She encouraged inter-county competition saying that this will foster national economic growth as counties will strive to produce the best results.
“With all counties pulling their weights, the government will endeavour to deliver accelerated and inclusive economic growth, increased job creation especially for the youth and women.”
“We will also seek to provide higher rural income and affordable food for better living standards of all,” she added.
Nairobi Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke speaking at the launch lauded the Monitoring and Evaluation Programme saying that it will create a platform created that will ensure counties give feedback on their progress.
“The programme will mobilise the need for county government’s effectiveness in the implementation and the operation of the projects that they have embarked to do,” he said.
The Ministry of Devolution and Planning’s monitoring and evaluation framework is set to enhance periodic assessment of Government activities under a digital platform.
Devolution Principal Secretary Peter Mangiti said the programme will evolve around the government’s commitment to transform delivery of services in public offices to ensure that efficiency, integrity, transparency and value for money were the benchmark in performance.
“We must have a robust framework to execute public programmes and monitor our performance trends periodically through a digital platform so that we get the value for our resources,” Mangiti said.
He added that the government policy was to transform the economic, political and social landscape by putting in place an integrated Monitoring and Evaluation system to guide the concept.
Mangiti said the proposed digital platform to be implemented in three years time in partnership with the Swedish government is expected to trace and monitor development programmes both at the national and the county levels of governance.