West Pokot county government will no longer entertain laxity and graft compromised in service delivery.
This was said on Friday 5th by area Governor John Lonyangapuo who warned County executive committee members CEC and County Chief officers who signed a performance contract and appraisal with their employer to enhance service delivery, good governance, accountability and improved productivity.
In an exercise that took place at the County headquarters in Kapenguria presided over by Governor Lonyangapuo, the executives signed a detailed document that will guide and evaluate their performance one year in office.
While presiding over the signing of the documents which saw a number of county executives members and chief officers committed themselves to the execution of their respective departmental mandates and public service delivery for the year 2021/2022.
The county boss noted that despite the challenges of covid 19 and delay of funds, performance contracting is a vital element in public service to ensure accountability and effectiveness of staff.
He said that his administration recognizes that performance contracting is essential in driving change in government effectiveness and ensuring the workforce becomes innovative.
“This is an important occasion that will ensure we live to our targets and dreams as outlined in our development agenda. We want everyone to take charge of their mandate to ensure improved service delivery,” said Lonyangapuo.
Lonyangapuo who locked out and gave out show cause letters to several executives for arriving late warned county staff engaging in scandalous activities and those who fail to perform their duties.
“You should focus on productivity and production. We want accounting officers, CECs and staff committees to deliver results,” he said.
He gave a stern warning to officials and staff of the county who engage in corrupt practices as their days are numbered and that they should observe restraint. Lonyangapuo said that lazy and corrupt workers will not be tolerated. He added that county staff must adhere to the Chapter Six of the Constitution that touches on matters of integrity.
“West Pokot county workers should dedicate their time to serve the people, we are going to be tough on those that neglect their duties,” he warned.
“West Pokot people should feel free and demand services from us,” he said.
Lonyangapuo appealed to county administrators to work closely with him especially in the formulation and implementation of projects.
“The administrators are the representative of the county at the grass-root level and must attend to the issues facing the local people,” concluded Lonyangapuo .