Busia Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi has called on departmental heads and all county staff to embrace Performance Contracting (PC) as a tool to improve their service delivery to county residents.
Addressing directors and the management performance champions during a performance contracting sensitization workshop at Busia Agricultural Training Centre on Tuesday, the Deputy Governor said that every employee of the county will soon sign performance contract which will outline his/ or her responsibilities.
“Some people will start thinking that we are engaging in witch hunt; PC is aimed at guiding them to work hard to meet their set targets with various evaluation methods in place to gauge their performance,” he said.
Mulomi said that the county government is taking performance contracting seriously because the program will help them serve the people as expected.
“This is also in line with the Council of Governors recommendations and a requirement by the law,” he said, adding that it’s time they change how we do things.
The DG thanked the Public Service Management Department for embracing performance contracting which he said should be adopted by all employees and encouraged all employees to have daily, weekly, monthly and yearly work plans to guide them in their work.
The County Executive Committee member for Finance and ICT Phaustine Barasa acknowledged that departmental directors are the engines for service delivery, thus capacity building was useful and timely.
The two day workshop ended with directors expected to start developing performance contracts for their various departments.