Cabinet members given new orders on BBI handshake initiative

The Cabinet given strict orders on BBI

Cabinet members given new orders on BBI handshake initiative by Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua

The performance of government ministries, departments and agencies will include an evaluation on support for the Building Bridges Initiative, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua announced.

A circular by the State House official has outlined that support for the handshake initiative will be a key area for the annual review.

BBI will be one of the eight elements laid out in the president's report against which the performance of cabinet secretaries will be measured against.

Kinyua went on to request the various parties included in the communiqué to submit their points of review for the 2019/2020 financial year.

"The performance contracting cycle require that performance contracting guidelines be reviewed annually in order to incorporate and align government priorities to planning, budgeting and performance management.

"The purpose of the review is to enhance clarity of performance indicators, accelerate the realization of government priorities including the Big Four initiatives and combat corruption," the circular read in part.

Consumers oppose BBI performance indicator for government

The Consumer Federation of Kenya (Cofek) on Monday, however, opposed the inclusion of BBI as a key performance indicator and has demanded a retraction within 14 days.

"We will have limited option than to seek for legal redress in the public interest on this discriminatory move. By sneaking in the BBI into the nerve centre of the Executive, Mr Kinyua now requires all ministries, departments and agencies to budget for BBI and develop targets for the same," Secretary General Stephen Mutoro stated.

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