President Uhuru issues new Executive Order on Government and Public institutions
The new directive comes after the recent Sh9 billion NYS scam
In a statement sent out by State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu, the Executive Order requires all government entities and public owned institutions to publish full details of tenders and awards effective 1st of July 2018.
The President noted that the Executive Order is premised on the Constitutional principles of Chapter 12 on public financial management, and in particular Art. 201 and 227 that emphasize integrity, prudent use of financial resources, and fair, equitable, competitive and cost effective procurement.
“In line with His Excellency the President’s commitment to entrench good governance in the management of public affairs, and deepen accountability and transparency in the procurement of public goods, works and services, H.E. The President has today issued an Executive Order on ‘Procurement of Public Goods, Works and Services by Public Entities’'” Read the statement.
The publication will allow members of the public to access information which shall include the items or services purchased, contract prices, and particulars of the suppliers including owners, directors and beneficial ownership.
“This will enhance the highest level of public scrutiny at all units of public administration, and thereby improve the management of public resources for public good.” Said the statement.
He ordered National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich to guarantee the integrity of the system and secure the seamless integration of all public procuring entities.
“As outlined in their respective Letters of Appointment, Accounting Officers shall take personal responsibility for all procurements in their agencies, and will be held personally accountable for all public resources under their charge.” Read the statement.
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