Uhuru Shakes Parastatals


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more about geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 115%;”>The statement comes high on the heels of poor service delivery by government bodies.

The team is mandated to review the institutional arrangement for the parastatals taking into account the new Constitution, particularly Devolution and the role of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC); administrative, governance, managerial and audit needs; the many categories, types and sizes of institutions; and the relevance, viability and duplication of mandates.

According to the Secretary of Communications and State House Spokesman, Manoah Esipisu, the taskforce will further discuss a clear mechanism for the Public Policy direction of the sector aimed at achieving national goals in the administration and management of the economy without hampering the commercial mandate or regulatory independence of the respective institutions.

Members of the taskforce who will represent Government include Mr. Abdikadir H. Mohamed (Executive Office of the President), Dr. Kamau Thugge (National Treasury), Mr. Mugo Kibati (Vision 2030) and Mr. Korir Sing’oei (Deputy President’s Office).

Officials from the Private Sector are Stella Kilonzo (Private Sector), Ms. Angalie Mediratta (Private Sector), Mr. Isaac Awuondo (Commercial Bank of Africa), Mr. Nelson Kuria (CIC Group), Ms. Carole Kariuki (KEPSA) and Mr. Edward Burbidge (Burbidge Capital Ltd).

Uhuru said the Taskforce’s Secretariat will comprise members of the State Corporations Advisory Committee (SCAC).

Economic and Political Advisors in the Executive Office of the President and the Inspector-General of Corporations will be ex-officio members.

“The Taskforce will also review an audit of the human resources with the aim of getting qualified and capable people in the boards and senior management levels with specific bias to women, youth and other special categories of Kenyans,” said Esipisu.

He said Uhuru wants the committee to deliver its report within six 6 weeks, but in any event not later than September 15, 2013.

“The President said he expects the Taskforce to have a transformational impact in infusing efficiency and innovation in the operations of parastatals.”


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