Governor Prof. Kivutha Kibwana has told top county officials that they must subscribe to principles of transparency and accountability in the conduct of business to ensure efficient service delivery.
Prof Kibwana said that public servants are accountable to the citizens for their actions and service delivery adding that it is a great privilege to serve the citizens.
He further said that it was no longer business as usual when it comes to service delivery reminding the officers that he had to fulfill his promises to the citizenry which they together with deputy governor Adelina Mwau committed to through signing of the performance contract with the people of Makueni
“We must be accountable in our delivering of services to the people of Makueni. Serving our people is a great privilege,” the governor said.
The governor spoke on Tuesday at Maanzoni Lodge in Machakos where the deputy governor they addressed county executive committee members, chief officers and directors during the Kenya Devolution Support Programme workshop.
Prof. Kibwana further noted that there was need for change of the mindsets of the public servants if transformative results were to be attained.
His sentiments were echoed by Mwau who said that officers must strive to ensure that every minute and shilling spent should be accounted for through results
The DG said: “As public servants, we must be able to accountable of the resources entrusted to us and as such we must strive to ensure that every minute and shilling spent is accounted for.”
The three day workshop is geared towards enhancing public service delivery in the county institutions with focus on public financial management, civic education and public participation, monitoring and evaluation, human resource performance, planning and environment mainstreaming.