Large public service does not guarantee better services - Kinyua
Fast-tracking reformsKinyua’s latest remarks on the bloated public service come as the Government is fast-tracking reforms that have threatened the job security of nearly one million public servants. The reforms include the signing of performance contracts, hiring of new staff under contract rather than offering permanent jobs, and for staff to individually contribute to their own retirement kitty. Kinyua said the Government would turn its attention to youth empowerment and good governance as the public service seeks to join hands with the private sector in emerging technology “to regain the trust of our people”. He said while the Government would be looking forward to working with these ‘disruptive’ technologies, it will be keen to sift good technology from bad to minimise risk. He said it was important for the Government to strengthen public-private partnerships if there is any hope of overcoming disruptive technologies.
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