“The public service is demoralized in matters salary and other benefits and I think in my 100 days in office I will initiate the plan to increase salaries of the public servants,” said Jumwa.
CS Jumwa further noted that she will be reviewing the county wage bill, dismissing claims that it is bloated despite the Senate claiming that it has passed 35 per cent threshold as required by law.
“Public service has less than a million public servants who work for 50 million Kenyans so to me that is not a bloated one,” she said.
In a move to upgrade service delivery in all the 47 counties, CS Jumwa said that the ministry will review working hours for all the 52 Huduma Centres nationwide and also introduce more centres.
“Extended working hours in a number of Huduma Centres, 18 nationally including the one in G.P.O will offer highly sought services from 7AM to 7PM,” Jumwa said.
“Our plan is that every sub-county will have a Huduma Centre but because of the current economic times we are planning to have at least 100 in the next 5 years.”
Public Service Principal Secretary Mary Kimonye, who accompanied CS Jumwa raised concern on the uncollected identification card, urging Kenyans to present themselves at the centre to collect their credentials.
“Right here we have a backlog of 33,000 uncollected IDs and about 3,000 birth certificates and smart licenses so we ask the wananchi to come collect them,” Kimonye said.
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