Extravagant Ministries Anger Kenyatta


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rx geneva; font-size: small;”>The President emphasized that procurement of ICT services must be need-driven, as opposed to current practice which is vendor-driven.

“The procuring of ICT vendor-driven services must stop. We cannot afford to waste public resources on non-priority services,” he said.

President Kenyatta made the remarks today at the ongoing Cabinet and Principal Secretaries’ retreat in Nanyuki.

He asked all Government Ministries to abide by the principle of shared services, which is now Government policy.

“Ministries must consult and have integrated ICT services that can be shared across the Government,” the President said.

In his presentation at the retreat today, Information, Communication and Technology Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Fred Matiang’i, said shared Government services would ensure the seamless flow of information within the administration.

He said it would also make the Government more efficient, effective, transparent and accountable.

Dr. Matiang’i disclosed that the Government is developing the National Digital Registry Services (NDRS), which will be responsible for the data integrity of people, land, establishments and assets.

According to the Information Cabinet Secretary, the NDRS will enhance the management of security, safety and crime.

It will also enable Kenyans to vote online during general elections and allow movement within the East African region using National Identity cards.

To ease the delivery of services to citizens through the one-stop-shop approach, Dr. Matiang’i said his Ministry has embarked on centralization of Government processes and systems to take services closer to citizens.

Implementation of Government shared services will entail integration, streamlining and end-to-end automation across government departments.

It will also involve alignment of ICT in governance, he said.


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