Kenya and South Africa have made efforts towards realisation of a common agenda in policy and economic governance in a bid to achieve a serious fiscal discipline in the public service.
Speaking during the official opening of the second phase of the Economic Governance Programme in Mombasa on Tuesday May, 23, Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi reiterated the government’s commitment to entrench fiscal discipline.
“This program targets serving public officers in their nascent years within the service. Since they are beginning to display signs of future potential, we ought to empower them at an early stage to ensure progressive growth within the civil service,” Mudavadi said.
This marks the first undertaking after the signing of the bilateral agreement between President William Ruto and his South Africa counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa back in November 2022.
“Africa must embrace the importance of sound fiscal policies that support domestic resource mobilisation, prudent public financial management and regional integration to achieve debt sustainability,” The Prime CS added.
The programme aims at providing a roadmap for development for African countries in agricultural, industrialization, social protection, fiscal policy and debt management sectors.