Ruto Gives Mudavadi More Powers During Cabinet Meeting
President William Ruto granted Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi more powers tasking him with overseeing performance management across all ministries, state departments, and state agencies.
In a dispatch sent by the Executive Office of the President on Tuesday, February 28, the move came as a result of the review of the Financial Year 2021/2022 Performance Contracting Cycle of all ministries and departments in the government.
The Cabinet pointed out the worrying situation in the country necessitating the need for a performance management function to ensure accountability.
President William Ruto speaking in Mombasa during the ground-breaking ceremony of the Taifa gas Special economic Zone on February 24, 2023.
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“This is expected to entrench productivity as the Administration’s mantra while also enhancing accountability.
“To realise this objective, the Administration’s first contracting cycle will crystalise the ministerial priorities approved during the Cabinet retreat held at the beginning of the year,” the statement read in part.
The Cabinet also approved a further Ksh4 billion to mitigate the drought situation in the country. This is after they received a status report on the ongoing drought as well as the support being rendered to school-going children through the school feeding programme.
The task of eradicating cattle rustling and banditry attacks in the North Rift region was placed as a top priority of the Administration.
On education, the Cabinet sanctioned early preparations for the 2023 KCSE, KCPE and KPSEA examinations.
In terms of Grade 6 learners transitioning to Junior Secondary Schools (JSS), Cabinet directed that no learner will be turned away from school for lack of school uniform so long as they are in their primary school uniforms.
Functions of Prime CS
The Office is mandated to assist the President and Deputy President in the coordination and supervision of Government Ministries and State Departments.
He also chairs and coordinates the National Government legislative agenda across all ministries and state departments in consultation with the party leaders in Parliament.
In liaison with the Ministry of Interior, Mudavadi is expected to oversee the implementation of National Government policies.
Other key roles include chairing the Principal Secretaries Committees, evaluating projects and performing other tasks performed any tasks assigned by the President.
Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi addresses the congregation during the Interdenominational Thanksgiving Prayer Service at Nanyuki Stadium, Laikipia County on January 8, 2023.