Written by Joseph Amunya Otieno
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Civil servants have been urged to help the government successfully devolve its functions to county governments by encouraging citizen participation in their functions.
Addressing his first District Executive Committee (DEC) meeting Thursday since he was posted, Lugari District Commissioner Mr. Benjamin Njoroge said that Kenyans have high hopes in the new constitution, especially in the devolved system of government adding that members of public were relying on public servants for direction and leadership.
The DC appealed to the civil servants working in the district to be beacons of leadership instead of standing aloof while leaving everything to politicians.
“Projects carried out by various ministries and departments can only succeed if concerned officers instilled a sense of ownership in the target beneficiaries. Let wananchi feel that they own such projects,” said Njoroge.
He promised to closely work with various heads of departments in order to enhance government functions and development in the district.
Supporting a section of top civil servants who have declared interests in various seats, Mr. Njoroge observed that critical seats such as governorship call for skilled and experienced manpower in accounting and financial management fields and warned that it will be disastrous if such were left to the politicians alone.
He, however, asked civil servants in the district to remain impartial throughout the electioneering period warning them of consequences thereafter for publicly aligning themselves to parties and politicians of their choice.
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