Busia County Government will conduct departmental performance contracting (PC) rankings ahead of the national PC rankings for 47 counties to be held soon.
Addressing directors and department performance management champions during a performance contracting workshop at Busia Agricultural Training Center on Monday, the County Executive Committee member for Public Service Management Dr. Janet Manyasi said the exercise will help gauge them before the national contest.
“It is not a matter of if we want or if we are ready for it. PC is the way to go; it’s an idea whose time has come and we have to be in the lead of other counties who have gone before us,” said Dr. Manyasi.
She encouraged public servants to uphold the values and principles of public service, adding that it will help put Busia County in the map.
Dr. Manyasi also emphasized on the issue of gender representation when chances of promotions and trainings come knocking, urging directors to use the little resources available and support the CECs leave a legacy.
The Chief Officer in the Department Public Service Management Clementina Omoto challenged the CECs, fellow chief officers, directors and other county staff to not just own titles but use them satisfactorily and leave a mark.
The director of resources mobilization in the office of the Governor Robert Papa presenting on county performance management framework 2018/2019 asked directors to make an inventory of all departmental assets for the purposes of accountability, emphasizing that they hold the key role of service delivery of more than 70 per cent.
The director of Performance Monitoring Unit at Masinde Muliro University who is also an Independent External Expert (I.E.E) Dr. Henry Awati said performance contracting will improve the county’s service delivery which is currently at 55% to the expected minimum of 65%, adding that it will also change the working culture and restore the county employees’ confidence.