Lodwar, 5th July 2023 (Governor’s Press Service) – The County Government has today signed performance contracts with all County Executive Committee Members in a ceremony presided over by Governor Jeremiah Lomorukai.
In his speech, Governor Lomorukai said that the signing of performance contracts is a significant milestone in the county’s commitment to improving public service delivery. He said that the contracts will ensure that CECs are held accountable for their performance and that they are motivated to deliver on the county’s development agenda.
“Performance contracting is a powerful tool that can be used to improve the performance of any organization. It is a way of ensuring that everyone in the organization is working towards the same goals and that they are held accountable for their results,” said Governor Lomorukai.
He said that the performance contracts for CECs have been designed to improve service delivery, institutionalize a performance-oriented culture in the public service and link rewards and sanctions directly to measurable performance.
The county boss thanked Speaker Christopher Nakuleu and the County Assembly for their support of the Executive. He emphasized the need for reciprocation from the County Executives through improved collaboration and directed that any summons by the Assembly should be respected.
He stated that contract renewal would be contingent on the successful implementation of performance contracting, highlighting that the administration’s accomplishments were the result of a collaborative effort.
To expedite the realization of development goals, the Governor directed all departments to fast-track project implementation in the current financial year.
Speaker Christopher Nakuleu stressed that the contracts would provide a basis for evaluating the performance of the County Executive, underlining the significance of their success in determining contract renewal. He assured the executives of the County Assembly’s support, emphasizing that the re-election of the government would be influenced by their performance and urging them to work tirelessly.
County Executive for Public Service James Wangiros affirmed that the performance contracts would be cascaded down to other staff members, promoting better coordination in county departments.
The ceremony was also addressed by Deputy County Secretary Joseph Nyang’a and Acting Chairperson of the County Public Service Board Pauline Ekod, who echoed the importance of performance contracting and its positive impact on the county’s development agenda.
Also present was Chief of Staff Peter Yoromoe and a host of County Directors.