MACHAKOS, Kenya, Sep 6 – Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua has said his government will introduce performance contracts to be signed by all senior officers to enhance service delivery and efficiency.
The performance contracts will be signed in the next two weeks.
Mutua also instructed all senior Machakos Government officials starting with himself, ministers, chief officers, directors, their deputies and heads of departments to work six days a week, so as to effectively supervise and implement development projects from next week.
“This “Turbo Maendeleo Chap Chap” method will run up to end of December 2016 whereby it will be reviewed and intensified,” said Mutua.
Mutua also directed that all senior officers should be on fieldwork for a minimum of three days each week supervising projects and listening to the needs of the public.
“Ministers are to meet senior staff for a briefing meeting a minimum of once a week. Heads of departments will also hold meetings with junior staff a minimum of once a week to communicate the department’s agenda,” said Mutua.
Speaking during a tour of Mavoko sub-county, Mutua reiterated that the Maendeleo Chap Chap paradigm was results based and not process oriented.
“It is about water getting to a home, not paperwork just done and plans made. Plans and processes should bear fruit that improves the lives of wananchi,” said Mutua.
Mutua toured the Mlolongo and Syokimau areas with all ministers, chief officers, directors where he walked from the start of the Machakos County boundary at KAPA in Syokimau to the Free and Clean Maendeleo Chap Chap toilet at Mlolongo, a distance of about 4.5km.
Mutua said all drainages in major roads across the county will be improved.
He said the program will also include the building of culverts in strategic areas to ensure that there are no blockages.
“Our roads are being damaged by spill waters and this will be mitigated by my government,” said Mutua.
He said sheds for both boda boda drivers and mama mboga workers will be erected in all major roads.
“Lighting and CCTV will be done to improve security and also a new sewer system for Mlolongo area,” said Mutua.
He ordered a removal plan of lorries at Mlolongo that block the roads and additional toilets for wananchi.
“My government will also speed up the ongoing construction of Syokimau roads,” said Mutua.