(L-R) Dr Jim Jose, Acting PSC Chairperson Amb Peter ole Nkuraiya, Dr Patricia Johnson and PSC Chief Executive Officer Dr Alice Otwala during a break at the University of Newcastle.
An Australian newspaper has commended the Public Service Commission for participating in the just concluded Australian Fellowship Program describing it as the beginning of an innovative partnership that will have a tangible impact in Kenya.
Hunter Headline newspaper covered the three weeks study visit by PSC Commissioners and directors at the University of Newcastle in its online and print editions. The commission was selected competitively from among other organizations around the world for the programme that was funded by the Australian government.
“This fellowship represents a mutually-beneficial partnership between the University of Newcastle, the Australian Government and the Kenyan Government and we are excited to welcome 14 senior members of the Kenyan Public Service to Newcastle,” the newspaper quotes Dr Patricia Johnson, a lecturer at the University of Newcastle.
Dr Johnson said the initiative aimed to strengthen public service performance, build governance capacity and give the commissioners the opportunity to engage with some of Australia’s leading policy practitioners.
The Commissioners returned from Australia on Saturday. The delegation was led by acting chairperson Amb. Peter ole Nkuraiya and included commissioners Prof Michael Lokuruka, Patrick Gichohi, Lawrence Nyale, Titus Ndambuki, Veronica Birgen, Judith Bwonya, Catherine Omweno and CEO Dr Alice Otwala.
Hunter Headline is a widely read regional newspaper in the New South Wales region of Australia.