NAIROBI, Kenya, May 9-Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Margaret Kobia has called on all African leaders to focus and be committed to good public service in order to bring developments in their countries.
Speaking at a Nairobi Hotel during the 7th Edition of the African Public Service day Pre- conference meeting, Kobia said there can never be social economic development in a country if the public service is not put in order.
“If the public service is very week and everyone is complaining then of course they will say this government is not serving us. So, government trust is very important and when the government says it will do several things then those services are not delivered due to lack of public service machinery then we also dent the image of the government and reduce its trust among the citizens,” she said.
Kobia further called on all African youths to be innovative and put more efforts in their talents which in turn may become a source of income to them.
“Then you realize you are about 70 percent of the population and 60 percent of you are not employed and it is not a good representation that majority of people who are well bodied in their youth are not financially able to take care of those under 18 years and those above 70,” Kobia said.
The Conference is scheduled to take place in June 21 to 23 and already 17 countries have signed in for attendance.
The African Public Service Day was adopted by the Pan African Ministers for Public Service IN Tangiers, Morocco in 1994.
The theme for this year’s commemoration is The Intersection of Youth Empowerment and Migration: Entrenching a culture of Good Governance, ICT and innovation for inclusive service delivery.