PSC new Chairperson Mr Stephen Kirogo (2nd right) receives handover brief from Vice Chairperson Amb Peter ole Nkuraiyia during a breakfast meeting organized to introduce him to the staff at the Hotel Intercontinental on 23rd August 2018. Also in the picture is CEO Dr Alice Otwala (left), Commissioner Prof Michael Lokuruka (right) and DCS Mr Simon Rotich (back)
Newly appointed chairperson of the Public Service Commission Mr Stephen Kirogo has pledged to prioritize productivity of the public service through the implementation of a performance management framework that places all officers on measurable targets.
He said he will focus on values and ethical conduct, high performance culture and value for money during his tenure at the helm of the organization.
“In recognition that resources are scarce and there are many competing priorities, the public service should be at the forefront in eliminating wastage by targeting to achieve more with less resources,’” Mr Kirogo said.
He made the remarks in his inaugural address to commissioners and all members of staff of the Commission at a breakfast meeting that was organized to formally introduce him to the staff on Thursday 23rd August 2018.
Mr Kirogo disclosed that the Commission will soon outline measures to ensure continuous improvement and better efficiency and effectiveness in the way public services are delivered.
He said he will ensure that the Commission leads by example through values and standards in order to demonstrate to the rest of the public service, adding that there will be no compromise on ethics and integrity.
On staff welfare, Mr Kirogo said: “I promise that under my chairmanship, issues of welfare for the staff will be accorded top priority. We will endeavor to motivate staff by ensuring that matters of welfare are accorded top consideration by the Commission.”
Regarding the President’s Big Four Agenda, Mr Kirogo said the Commission will partner with the government to ensure the program succeeds.
“We will be seeking to align priorities within government as a way of ensuring that those tasked with implementation of the program do their work in full support of the Big Four Agenda,” he reiterated.
Mr Kirogo commended the current commissioners for the achievements they have made during their tenure that is due to end on 8th of January next year.
Also present was vice chairperson Amb. Peter ole Nkuraiyia, commissioners Lawrence Nyalle, Prof. Michael Lokuruka and Dr Judith Bwonya, and CEO Dr Alice Otwala.