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The Cabinet Secretary, Prof Margaret Kobia, held a meeting with KCB Group

The Cabinet Secretary, Prof Margaret Kobia, held a meeting with KCB Group where they deliberated on strengthening our existing collaboration.
They held discussions among them the 'Formalising the Informal Sector Skilling for Self Employment' Program with its flagship project, 2jiajiri.
2jiajiri has so far empowered 22,000 young people since its inception in 2016 through provision of technical skills training, start-up capital and market linkages.

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The Ministry is keen to continue to strengthen its collaboration with KCB and specifically to;
1. Support the recruitment of future beneficiaries.
2. Monitor and evaluate the project.
3. Encourage youth beneficiaries to access Ministry's Affirmative Funds.
4. Mobilise participation from other Ministries and Agencies to support the project.
5. Explore other opportunities offered by KCB to deliver on the Government's Big 4 Agenda.
Present at the meeting was Chief Administrative Secretary, Hon. Rachel Shebesh, KCB Group CEO, Mr. Joshua Oigara, KCB Foundation MD, Mrs. Jane Mwangi and other staff from the Ministry

Engage in Corruption Deals at Your Own Peril,” PS Owino warns

Engage in Corruption Deals at Your Own Peril,” PS Owino warns

IMG 20181003 WA0037Officers who engage in corrupt transactions have beenwarned of dire consequences, bearing in mind that the law will catch up 

with them accordingly.IMG 20181003 WA0096Addressing officers from the State Department of Public Service and Youth at KenCom Building while on a familiarization tour of the State Department, Public Service and Youth Principal Secretary Dr. Francis Owino said that officers must observe ethics and integrity by ensuring that there is total compliance with the rules and procedures in their day to day activities.
“I am allergic to corruption, therefore, anyone who engages in corrupt deals will carry their own cross when the law catches up with them,” PS Owino advised.
The Principal Secretary, who was meeting the officers in their work environments for the first time since he assumed office, said that his office is open to all staff members with issues to discuss that are geared towards the improvement of service delivery.
“We are here to serve millions of Kenyans out there, therefore, we must report on duty and deliver our mandate to make Kenya shine.” PS Owino noted.
Dr. Owino once more congratulated President Uhuru Kenyatta for the global recognition after he was named the global champion for the UN Young People’s Agenda, a global partnership through which the UN seeks to get every young person into quality education, training or employment by 2030.
The new initiative, a partnership between the United Nations Youth Strategy 2030 and Generation Unlimited, aims at catalysing pro-youth actions to address the dreams, ambitions and hopes of 1.8 billion young people globally.
The officers who were accorded an opportunity to present their grievances directly to the Principal Secretary lauded his leadership style saying that it is a good gesture for him to visit them in their offices to check on their wellbeing.

 

President Kenyatta Says No Withdrawal Of Any Government Service From Huduma Centres

President Kenyatta Says No Withdrawal Of Any Government Service From Huduma Centres

Meru October 12th 2018

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has reiterated the government’s commitment to transform the way public service delivery is provided to Kenyans through the Huduma Mashinani Programme under the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs.

HE the President, who graced the Huduma Mashinani Programme in Meru town on Friday, stated that since the Government was elected more than six years ago, it initiated the Programme aimed at decentralizing it’s services and taking them closer to the citizens.

The President, who was accompanied by the Cabinet Secretary Prof Margaret Kobia, Chief Administrative Secretary Hon. Rachel Shebesh and Meru County Governor Hon, Kiraitu Murungi, assured Kenyans that not a single service being offered at the centers across the country will be withdrawn.

During the event, President Kenyatta presided over the distribution of sanitary towels to school girls besides disbursing affirmative action funds of over Ksh 44 million in aid of women and youth groups in the County.

On her part, Prof Kobia pledged the Ministry’s support to the President’s agenda of empowering women and the youths of this country, which earned him the recognition during the launch of-global partnership through which the UN seeks to get every young person into quality education, training or employment by 2030.

“My ministry which has changed the way of offering services; we have launched an outreach programme that brings commonly sought after public services to Kenyans at the grassroots and sub- county levels using the popular Huduma Mashinani model,” affirmed Prof Kobia.

Others who spoke were Meru County Governor Hon. Kiraitu Murungi, CAS Hon. Shebesh and the County Woman Rep Hon. Faith Kawira.

Also present were Principal Secretaries Dr. Francis Owino for Public Service and Youth, Hon Safina Kwekwe for Gender Affairs among other high ranking National and County government officials.

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