The Turkana County Public Service Board (CPSB) has called on interns to embrace discipline and focus on service delivery in order to succeed during the six-month internship period.
Speaking during the conclusion of a two-day induction of the interns into the public service, Dr. Pauline Ekod reiterated that the engagement was in line with Turkana’s internship policy that provides for induction and other forms of training.
She confirmed the current team of 200 interns was the seventh cohort of the internship program in Turkana.
Dr Ekod added the Internship Program would continue providing opportunities for young school leavers to gain work experience necessary for entry into the job market.
Noting that the program had received more than 2000 interested applicants, the Chair said the focus was on graduates of Diploma and Degree levels of various fields across the wide educational spectrum.
However, she warned the interns of misconduct during the period of the engagement, stating the government would institute punishment on the culprits.
On behalf of interns, Lawrence Eng’omo acknowledged exposure to information regarding public service ethics, communication etiquette, protocol, and workplace administration.
Eng’omo expressed appreciation of the interns for entry into the program, following the competitive recruitment exercise.
He requested the Board to further expand opportunities from the current 200 to 500 in the subsequent cohorts.
After the induction interns deployment of the interns to various County Government Departments.
The Board members; Major (rtd) Dr. Daniel Ingollan, Von Willy Etir, Erastus Ngala, and Edward Losinyono facilitated the sessions during the induction.
The Board’s Secretariat Joseph Ng’atotin (Assistant Director HR), Livingstone Lusac (Assistant Director Accountant) Simon Ipoo (Senior Administrator), Phanice Jemaiyo (Chief HR), Dorothy Idumu (PRO), Ruth Kotmait (Head of Procurement), Emmanuel Emanikor (ICT), Mercy Nasiru (HR Assistant) and Millicent Lonyala (HR) were also present.