Meeting on Devolution and Public Service
The CECM for Devolution and Public Service Administration, Dr. Seth Odongo chaired an important meeting aimed at planning for the second half of the Financial Year. The meeting encompassed Departments and units which deal with devolution and public service management in their operations and functions. Among the participants were senior officers from the County Public Service Board, The Public Service Management and Inspectorate Unit.
The meeting resolved to enhance teamwork, coordination and commitment in order to improve service delivery to the citizenry.
Promotion of values and Principles
In the last fiscal year, the Board spearheaded various efforts on sensitization and the promotion of values and principles to the public. The aim was to get the public to participate in devolved governance while at the same time understanding of the Board’s functions. This was mainly achieved through the roll out of a civic awareness program in collaboration with the various County departments and administrative structures.
The civic awareness program covered all the six sub-counties of Mombasa which are Mvita, Jomvu, Kisauni, Likoni, Nyali, and Changamwe. The participants were drawn from opinion shapers from youth, women, and faith based organizations, welfare associations, residents associations, village elders, market-users committees and self-help groups. In total, over 2100 people participated in these outreaches.
The meetings achieved their objective of sensitization of the public on public service values and principles – its application, promotion and protection as well as the role of the Board as the custodian of these values and principles.
Additionally, the public was further educated on their rights as well as roles in upholding of the national values and principles. Further, the participation of the Board in the ASK Mombasa International Show was an opportune chance for the sensitization of citizens on the roles of the Board with special focus on promotion of national values and principles of good governance.