, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 22 – Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has made changes in his administration in a bid to fight cartels within the County Government.
Speaking during a press conference, Kidero stated that the changes will ensure efficient service delivery to Nairobi residents.
The Governor further pointed out that the changes will also ensure transparency and accountability of City Hall staff in the discharge of their duties
“The changes we have made are going to ensure that we improve services in City Hall. One of the key things we want to ensure happens is the destruction of cartels within the county. These changes have been made to ensure that these cartels are a thing of the past,” he said.
“And even some of the noises and problems we have had in the past week or so have been as a result of my fighting of these cartels.”
He further abolished the payment and dispatch of cheques to suppliers stating that the process will now be fully automated to reduce graft.
“The payment flow of suppliers will be properly managed. Suppliers from now are forthwith discouraged from physically following up with the finance office for their payments,” he said.
“All payments and processing of outstanding accounts payable will be automated and the work flow like receipts of invoices, processing and payment of invoices will be elaborate to ensure prompt payment to our customers,” he stated.
He stated that the changes within the finance sector will ensure proper management of scarce resources.
“Due to the perennial underlying problem of huge debts currently standing at Sh43 billion owed to my government by various State agencies and public institutions, it has been an uphill task to undertake development projects,” he stated.
Kidero pointed out that in the last two and half years, the County Government has made positive gains but that more can be done to improve services.
“In order to enhance service delivery, I have reviewed the functions of my government and re-organised it to give better service delivery that will ensure that the capital city remains the city of choice to invest, work and live in,” he said.
The re-organisation involves structural and key personnel changes which Kidero stated will guarantee not only enhanced efficiency of the county public service but also ensure transparency and accountability.
“This high-level re-organization is the first step in bringing the necessary efficiency in operations and service delivery to the citizens of Nairobi City County,” he stated.
He stated that the changes cover the county executive committee, chief officers, directors and deputy directors.
“This will continue with the other levels in the near future in order to achieve the necessary numbers, levels of skills and competencies as recommended by the CARPS report for our county,” he said.
He pointed out that all director and deputy director appointments in acting capacities will also be subject to ratification and confirmation by the County Public Service Board upon satisfying all requirements pertaining the respective position.