Aisha Jumwa, the cabinet secretary for public service and gender, has now clarified that her ambitious ambition to raise public employees’ compensation over the next 100 days is solely dependent on the availability of government funding.
Jumwa had stated on Monday that the administration intended to implement a variety of measures to enhance service delivery throughout the nation, including the aforementioned augmentation.
After inspecting the Nairobi Huduma Center, Jumwa stated, “The public service is demoralized in matters of wage and other advantages, and I hope in my 100 days in office I would launch the plan to boost salaries of the public officials.
Due to the challenging economic climate, the CS expressed doubt on Wednesday about the proposed strategy, stating that she might be obliged to abandon it if government funding is insufficient.
“It is no secret that we are experiencing a severe economic downturn, but as a ministry, we must do our part by advocating for pay increases since it is our duty. During a tour of the Mombasa Huduma Centre, Jumwa stated, “Things will be done if the money would allow; if not, we will shelve it and wait for the proper time.
The CS who took over last week stated that she is still committed to seeing the plan through as part of her legacy in the public service sphere.
However, she added, “The agenda is there and it needs to be completed, and I have pledged that I will lead the movement and start the conversations to examine worker salaries.
The 52 Huduma Centers across the country will have their operating hours reviewed as part of Jumwa’s new reforms in the ministry, which aim to improve the delivery of government services. New centers will also be opened.
Huduma Centers, which were established in 2013, serve as one-stop locations where Kenyans can receive services from numerous government organizations, including the National Social Security Fund, National Hospital Insurance Fund, Kenya Revenue Authority, and the National Transport Safety Authority.
18 Huduma Centers nationally, including the one at the General Post Office in Nairobi City Centre, will now be open from 7 AM to 7 PM, the CS announced during Monday’s trip.
“Our goal is to have a Huduma Center in every sub-county, but given the current economic climate, we expect to have at least 100 in the next five years,” she continued.