Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jr has called upon the county government staff to double their efforts to ensure efficient and effective service delivery to the people of Makueni.
Mutula told his staff that servant leadership was an important virtue that they needed to cultivate and asked them to be their own supervisors and report to work consistently.
Governor Mutula addressed the staff on Tuesday when he officially released the results for Performance Contracting for the 2022/2023 financial year at the Green Park in Wote.
The Governor further congratulated the Department of Agriculture, Irrigation, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperative Development and the Makueni County Fruit Development and Processing Plant for being ranked the best in the County Departments and Semi-Autonomous Government Agencies (SAGAs) respectively.
All the county staff are committed to performance contracting, an initiative by the government to ensure efficient service delivery to the citizens.
Besides the trophies and awards given to different departments and agencies, Mutula was keen to observe that the citizens’ satisfaction is the best performance indicator.
Other departments ranked include Infrastructure and Devolution. Wote Water and Sewerage Company (WOWASCO) and Makueni Sand Conservation and Utilization Authority were ranked the second and third best in the category of SAGAs.
Makueni County Public Service Board topped in independent agencies.
In a recent online development, the County Directorates of Marketing and Trade Development and ICT conducted an intensive training program for traders in the use of Soko Makueni E-Portal platform. The purpose of this initiative was to equip participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate and utilize the platform effectively.
During the training sessions, participants were introduced to the various features and functionalities of the E-Portal platform, including user registration, account management, and how to access and utilize the available resources and services.
Speaking during the launch of the training, CECM Trade Eng. Peter Nyamai encouraged traders to embrace digital technology in vision of growing their businesses beyond their trading areas.
Special emphasis was placed on security measures to ensure the protection of user data and privacy. Feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly positive, with many expressing increased confidence in using the E-Portal for their daily tasks. The training is seen as a crucial step in promoting a seamless and efficient digital experience for all users. The Department of Trade and Marketing behind the E-Portal platform has plans to continue offering regular training sessions to ensure that users remain well-versed in its capabilities and to foster a digitally literate trading community.
The Department of Water and Sanitation on September 22, 2023 commissioned 37 complete water projects to bring quality potable water closer to the people.
Governor Mutula Kilonzo Jnr dispatched his entire cabinet to commission the projects in all the six sub-counties, in a move aimed at reducing the distance residents walk to available water sources to less than two kms from their homes.
The commissioned projects are among 54 completed within the first year of Governor Mutula’s administration in 2022-2023 Financial Year.