Governor Oparanya also announced a raft of measures to streamline the County public service and stamp out corruption. Oparanya, who is also the Chairman of the Council of Governors (CoG) said his Administration is implementing two ICT systems- e-procurement and the cashless revenue collection system-to mitigate revenue losses through manual systems.
The Governor was accompanied by the Kakamega First Lady Priscilla Oparanya, Deputy Governor Prof. Philip Museve Kutima, Nominated Senator Naomi Shiyonga, the County Assembly Speaker Morris Buluma, Depuy Speaker Leonard Kasaya, Majority Leader Joel Ongoro, Minority Leader David Ndakwa, Chairperson of the County Public Service Board, Mrs. Rodah Masaviru, CECs, County Secretary, Madam Jacinta Aluouch Odhiambo, Chief Officers and Advisors.
The Governor said the County government’s public service reform agenda was being rolled out to enhance productivity, discipline and improve service delivery.
The wage bill which stands at 36.9% of government expenditure will be rationalized, he said. The government will also conduct a headcount of all employees and consolidate the information into an integrated database. “The database will be used to provide critical information on employee metrics such as age profile, education, qualification, salaries and length of service,” he said.
The Governor also added that a comprehensive payroll cleansing will be undertaken to weed out any anomalies and/or ghost workers. The above measures will be undertaken in March 2019.