News Categories: Administration, Public Service and e-Government

11 Jan
By: Remmy Butia 1 5

ICT INTERNS DEPLOYED TO GOVERNMENT OFFICES

ICT, Communications and Public relations interns have started familiarizing themselves with Government operations as they get ready to start a six months management and mentorship trainee programme in different public offices in Nandi County.

The ICT, Communications and Public Relations management trainees who were recruited through the County Internship Programme (CIP) were taken through a one-day induction programme at the Kapsabet ICT Centre. The interns will go through a one-week Ajira Digital Training and orientation process in different Government offices, and thereafter be deployed to different Government offices across the county.

ICT & e-Government Chief Officer Jonathan Misoi addressing the interns

ICT and e-government Chief Officer Jonathan Misoi said the six months internship programme is aimed at getting ICT, Communications and Public Relations graduates from Nandi County ready for the job market. County Internship Programme, is also geared at deepening the use of ICT in Government operations with a view of enhancing service delivery.

This year, 400 applicants out of a total of 3,558, were shortlisted for interviews of which 200 applicants were selected to constitute the first cohort of the County Internship Programme for the 2018-2019 period.

The County Internship Programme (CIP) is a 6-month Management and Mentorship Trainee Programme for college and University graduates, and is implemented by the County Government of Nandi. Graduates get an opportunity to experience and understand government and public service, complemented with mentorship and professional certifications.

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09 Jan
By: Phoebe Jeruto 1 2

PROMISES MADE, PROMISES DELIVERED

The county has received the first lot of interns following the 400 internship opportunities advertised in September 2018.

The internship program is rolled out by the County in fulfillment of one of Tuga Tai’s manifesto agenda “to give the youths an opportunity to practice and sharpen their skills as well as getting relevant experience in their fields of specialization through internship program”.

Interns following proceedings during an induction program organized by the county Government. The first batch of 200 interns reported yesterday.

The internship program will be rolled out in two (2) phases each year and will cover six months.

During the application process that was done online, the County Public Service Board received 3558 applications and managed to shortlist 400 applicants for the available opportunities.

These 400 applicants have therefore been divided into two groups of 200 applicants and each group taking six (6) months internship period.

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At the end of six months ending in June 2019, the first set exits to give room for the next new set which will run from July to December 2019. Thereafter the internships are once again advertised for the year 2020.

The first group reported today and went through an induction session organized by the Chief officer in charge of Public Service,Ms. Grace Sugut in a meeting held at the municipal hall.

The induction process was also attended by Chief Officers and County Directors.

The CECM for Administration, Public Service and e-Government -Ms Teresa Morogo, who chaired the meeting, emphasized on the County’s great determination in creating more opportunities for the youths to get exposed in the work environment and get experience in their career path.

The interns will report to their various work stations from tomorrow.

Tuga Tai

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10 Dec
By: Remmy Butia 1 1

County Set to Double Revenue after System Upgrade

The county government of Nandi expects to double its revenue collection following the adoption of an upgraded revenue system being primed to offer solutions to a number of problems widely encountered in control of finances.

The Nandi County Automated Revenue System, provides a data base of all traders within the county, a mobile money transfer platform where residents are able to pay for business licenses and will receive invoices through email and a sms alert, parking, land rates, rent and other fees and other levies demanded by the government.

The system upgrade project is the brain child of the county’s department of Administration, Public Service, ICT and e-Government.

Chief Officer in charge of ICT Mr. Jonathan Misoi

A computer or an Android-based phone can be used by administrators to track the transactions. The system comes with an application which can help you monitor how much licensing has collected. Revenue from bus parks, markets and town parking are received and recorded using a digitized system hence increasing efficiency in service delivery.

A pilot of the automation of trader-mapping kicked off today in Kapsabet town, where a team of revenue officers carried the exercise led by the CEC Finance Alfred Lagat and Chief Officer Trade Feisal Mohammed.

CEC Member in charge of Administration, Public Service and E-Government Mrs. Teresa Morogo

 

Technical reasons for setting up this automated platform included need for a secure database for all revenue streams, embedded ticketing system with multi-platform accessibility (web & mobile), Support for cash & cashless transactions with real time reporting and improved monitoring and supervision and ease of integration with existing systems.

The setting up of the E- revenue platforms will not just have monitory gains to the county, it will impact positively on new business register which is up to date, and also accurate data with improved projections informing decision-making.

CEC Member in charge of Finance Mr. Alfred Lagat flags off the team

 

It also provides a wide variety of payment options for the business community to pick from. It will greatly reduce the cost of doing business related to compliance.

With its existence, there is increased access to government services and quality of service delivery. Clients do not have to queue since delay has been eradicated, enhanced transparency and predictability of government services.

CEC Member in charge of Finance Mr. Alfred Lagat

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28 Nov
By: Phoebe Jeruto 0 0

KENYA DEVOLUTION SUPPORT PROGRAM OFFICIALS TOURS AND TO ASSES PROGRESS

A team of consultants from the Kenya Devolution Support Program (KDSP) have reiterated the need to ensure prudent use of devolution-support funds.

The KDSP team comprising of Dennis Marube, Saleme Ooko and Janet Masese said counties are expected to invest proceeds from the grants on a range of eligible development projects as per their approved county plans.

They said performance assessment is done and Counties identified to have managed these grants prudently are expected to secure extra allocation. This is shared out using an index combining the equitable share formula and performance scores.

This regular assessment seeks to enhance appropriation of funds and implementation of projects as per the Annual Development Plan (ADP) and County Integrated Development plan (CIDP). All these are geared towards the development and transformation in the county.

KDSP’s role is to strengthen capacity of core national and county institutions to improve delivery of services. Others are economic expansion, good governance practices as well as supporting counties to be fully operational in key result areas including public financial management, planning, monitoring and evaluation, human resource and performance management, devolution and intergovernmental relations as well as civic education and public participation.

This team is in Nandi to assess the minimum performance conditions and measures, after the disbursement of the performance-based grants from the Ministry of Devolution and ASAL for the Financial Year 2017/18.

During their visit, the team will be assessing performance on areas pertaining financial statements, audit, annual planning, citizens complaint system, consolidated procurement plans, core staffing, social safeguard of functional and operational environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14 Nov
By: Evans Sirma 3 32

LIST OF THE SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES

We refer to our advertisement that appeared in the daily newspapers on 11th October 2018 seeking applications for various positions in the County Public Service. The Board is pleased to invite the shortlisted candidates for interviews as indicated here.
You can also download the list here
Addendum List
We wish all the candidates the best as they prepare for the interviews.

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13 Nov
By: Cornelius Kipkoech 0 0

NEW BOARD FOR KAPSABET MUNICIPALITY UNVEILED

Nandi Governor Stephen Sang has officially inaugurated  the Kapsabet Municipality Board that is expected to oversee provision of quality services to residents.

This comes after the County Assembly approved a motion for conferment of the status of  Municipality on Kapsabet Town. This paved way for the grant of the Municipality Charter on September 24, 2018, during the launch of the Big Four Agenda graced by H.E Deputy President William Ruto.

The Board Members are Dr. Charles Lagat, Emily Sigot, Donald Koros who will represent Persons Living with Disabilities, Janet Jeruto (the Youth), Kasmir Sang (Informal Sector/Kiosk Operators Association), Aileen  Laitobir (Local Urban Forum -Nandi), Ruth Koech (Neighborhood Association/ Land Owners Forum-Nandi), Geoffrey Koros ( Professional Association), and David Kiptoo Busienei( Private Sector/Chamber of Commerce).

David Sum was also inaugurated as the Municipality Manager and sits on the Board.

Kapsabet  Municipality covers Kiminda, Kipture, Kabirirsang, Kipsigak, Kamobo,Chemundu,Chepterit and Kaptildil areas where the defucnt Kapsabet Municipal Council used to Cover.

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13 Nov
By: Cornelius Kipkoech 0 0

GOVERNOR SANG ADOPTS PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING IN A BID TO ENHANCE SERVICE DELIVERY

Top County government employees have signed a performance contract  that set performance targets for every employee in the line of duty.

According to the Governor, The performance contract will be a tool for monitoring and evaluating individual employee performance which is key in ensuring fulfillment of set County government development objectives.

“We want to place every employee on the track of our transformation agenda and by signing this contracts, we are calling for due diligence, commitment, personal responsibility and self sacrifice in offering service to the public”. sang said

“The collective achievement of these the set targets gives an opportunity for high level of service delivery and every public servant will be accountable for the results after assessment and evaluation”. He added

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10 Nov
By: Remmy Butia 0 0

GOVERNOR SANG TO INAUGURATE KAPSABET MUNICIPALITY BOARD

Kapsabet town residents will soon receive better services following the inauguration of Kapsabet Municipality Board members that will oversee the affairs of the urban areas.

The inauguration of the municipality board will be held on Monday November 12 at the county department of Sports grounds in a ceremony to be presided over by Nandi Governor Stephen Sang.

This will mark the beginning of a new era in the running of the municipality and towns in general.

Kapsabet Municipality boundary shall cover locations of Kaptildil, Chepterit, Chemundu, Kamobo, Kiminda, Kipture, Kipsigak and Kabirsang.

The objectives set to be achieved by the Municipality include promotion, regulation and provision of refuse collection and solid Waste Management Services, Promotion and Provision of water and sanitation services and infrastructure (in areas within the Municipality not served by a water and sanitation provider), Construction and Maintenance of urban roads and associated infrastructure, Construction and Maintenance of storm drainage and flood controls, Construction and Maintenance of walkways and other non-motorized transport infrastructure, construction and maintenance of recreational parks and green spaces, Construction and Maintenance of street lighting, Construction, Maintenance and Regulation of traffic controls and parking facilities, Construction and maintenance of bus stands and taxi stands and regulation of outdoor advertising and ensuring that the County Government of Nandi is provided with guidance and capacity building to enable it establish and operate urban Management Institutions for its urban areas.

The County government of Nandi has gazetted the ‘Nandi County Municipal Charter’. With this, there are great expectations geared towards transforming the Urban areas through proper Urban Planning and Management.

Nandi County has met the minimum conditions and qualifies for Urban Institutional Grant grants of 40 million and 177 million Urban Development Grant under the Kenya Urban Support Program. These are key enablers in achieving quality and affordable housing as a pillar in the big four agenda and therefore all efforts by the County Government of Nandi are put in place for its achievement.

A view of Kamobo Location

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05 Nov
By: Phoebe Jeruto 0 2

NANDI RESORTS TO PERFORMANCE CONTRACTING IN BID TO BOOST SERVICE DELIVERY.

In in order to improve performance in the public sector, the County Government of Nandi is consolidating its plans to implement performance management to all County government employees.

In a three day workshop hosted by AHADI Kenya with the County leadership  in Naivasha last week, the county has   developed guidelines in developing a framework, creating work plans, set targets, and later the signing of performance contract ahead of the roll out of the performance contracting exercise later this year.

The County government of Nandi will also establish a performance contracting unit, with a representative from every department to a steer and manage the whole process.

This will create a correlation between planning and implementation and even give room for appraisal and recognition of public servants who excel in service delivery.

Performance management is important in public service for the purpose of first tracking strategic plans, setting and achievement of targets; enhance accountability as well as creating fair and accurate impression on performance. Performance contracting (PC) is one of the tools for achieving efficient and effective performance management. It is a process with its stages starting from identification of targets, vetting and signing, implementation, monitoring and reporting and eventually evaluation and release of results.

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31 Oct
By: Phoebe Jeruto 0 2

PIONEERING TECHNOLOGY

Preserving our heritage, pioneering technology.

‘Preserving our heritage, pioneering technology’ is the theme for connected summit 2018. Connected summit is a platform that brings together industry players from the private sector, public sector and academia by offering a platform where the industry players, government, innovators and other stakeholders mingle freely, share and exchange ideas on how ICT can continue to be a catalyst of service delivery to citizens. Close to ten years, the summit has continued to tackle many topical issues in the ICT industries.

This year, the summit is engaging its stakeholders in providing solutions on the use of ICT to attain the big four agenda as well as create a networking opportunity for the government, investors and even students. Among its objectives are: to review progress and achievements in the sector in the last decade; share knowledge, case studies, best practice and lessons learnt based on experiences; develop and recommend policy, regulatory and operational interventions where necessary; Charter a future Kenya of economic prosperity using ICTs based on review of achievements and lessons learnt in both public and private sector; and provide a platform for meaningful networking that will result in fruitful relationships that contribute to economic development.

Out of this year’s summit, the list of expectations include: increased number of locally assembled devices at the JKUAT & Moi university assembly plants, which have both rolled out the over 200,000 digital learning devices distributed to learners in all corners of the country under the Digital Literacy Program; utilization of the NOFBI infrastructure to enable health institutions, countrywide, to share data and create healthcare management systems and so improve efficient institutions as well as using ICTs to enable farmers get value for their produce through tracking of their products right from harvesting to the payment and so cut off brokers and middle men who eat into their profit margins.

These summits have always been the birth of many innovations especially in the public service sector such as: Huduma, e- citizen, Digital Literacy Program and the National ICT Master Plan. This year, the summit managed to launch the huduma whitebox portal which is an initiative by the government through the ministry of ICT geared towards catalyzing the successful growth of local ventures to world class status by creating a channel for anyone who wants to sell/ suggest a product or idea to government. While doing this, priority will be given to products that focus on the Big four Agenda and address government priorities and challenges.

According to the ICT and Innovation CS Joe Mucheru, White Box targets to link these groups of people, and create a space where they can gather and brainstorm ideas and innovations that can be tested by experts in the government. If feasible, the ideas can then be absorbed in whichever sector they purpose to serve and the citizens are therefore encouraged to participate.

The county governments are the destinations of these innovations and projects and its stakeholders should therefore be part of these summits. The county government of Nandi managed to send its stakeholders from the ICT sub sector to be part of this summit that will ensure the great ideas, innovations and other ICT projects are implemented in Nandi County. The residents of Nandi county especially the youth are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities brought about by the huduma whitebox.

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