President Uhuru Kenyatta on
Tuesday at State House, Nairobi, held a virtual meeting with Senior Ranks of
the Executive that included Cabinet Secretaries, Chief Administrative
Secretaries and Principal Secretaries during which he outlined Government
development priorities for the 2020/21 Financial Year which kicked off on 1st
In his address, the President said
Government's focus this Financial Year will be the implementation and
completion of ongoing Priority Projects and Programmes as set out in his
Administration's Transformative Agenda for the Nation.
These Programmes, the Head of
State said, must be strictly implemented within set timelines and budgets.
The President reiterated his
earlier directive that no new Projects will be initiated except with his
As a measure of accountability,
the President announced that completion rate of Projects and Programmes will be
adopted as a key Performance Indicator for all Cabinet Secretaries, Chief
Administrative Secretaries and Principal Secretaries.
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The Head of State called for
Collective Responsibility in the implementation of Government Projects and
Programmes through the involvement of entire Ministerial Establishments
(Cabinet Secretaries, Chief Administrative Secretaries and Principal
Secretaries), so as to ensure timely delivery of quality outcomes.
The President said Collective
Responsibility should be demonstrated by enhanced presence and visibility of
Government on the ground through inspection of projects and robust public
The Head of State acknowledged the
current difficult economic environment occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic and
reminded Government Departments to settle pending bills as a key priority and
to ensure that pending bills is the first charge on each Ministry’s Budget.
In support of local industries,
the President said the Government must walk the talk of Buy Kenya Build Kenya
agenda and once again, directed all Ministries, State Departments and State
Agencies to give preferential procurement to Kenyan Made Goods and Services.
The President thanked the National
Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee (NDICCC) and the
National Development Implementation Technical Committee (NDITC) for the
progress made in the attainment of the National Development Goals saying the
two entities had proved their effectiveness in overseeing the implementation of
the Government's development programmes.
In conclusion, the Head of State warned the Senior Ranks of the Executive against corruption and malfeasance saying there's no room for the vices in his Administration.