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Nairobi County Treasury Holds Crucial Meeting to Advance Public Financial Management Reforms

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The Nairobi County Treasury, under the stewardship of County Executive for Finance and Economic Planning Sector, Charles Kerich, convened a high-level meeting to fortify internal controls and enhance service delivery within the County.

Joined by County Executives, County Chief Officers, Sector accounting officers, and procurement officers, the session aimed to deliberate on key Public Financial Management (PFM) reforms pivotal to the County’s agenda.

Gracing the meeting was H.E Deputy Governor Njoroge Muchiri, who urged the attendees to redouble their efforts towards realizing the identified objectives. He reiterated the County Treasury’s unwavering support towards the implementation of agreed-upon resolutions, underscoring the collective responsibility towards achieving tangible results.

“Efforts towards realizing the identified objectives should be redoubled. The County Treasury stands firmly behind the implementation of agreed-upon resolutions, emphasizing our collective responsibility towards achieving tangible results,” stated H.E Deputy Governor Njoroge Muchiri.

Central to the discussions were various PFM reforms, including the full adoption of e-procurement, increased absorption of development funds, and strict adherence to provisions outlined in the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act (PPRA). Emphasis was also placed on improving efficiency in budget controls and ensuring timely financial reporting to national treasury and other statutory bodies.

Mr. Muchiri underscored the pivotal role of accountants as custodians of the County’s financial management, urging them to strive for continuous improvement. He highlighted the County’s commitment to delivering first-class services to its residents in alignment with the gubernatorial manifesto, emphasizing the need for accountability and professionalism in financial management.

“Accountants play a pivotal role as custodians of the County’s financial management. We must strive for continuous improvement and uphold accountability and professionalism in our financial stewardship,” emphasized H.E Deputy Governor Njoroge Muchiri.

Addressing the importance of staff competence, Mr. Muchiri stressed the necessity of upholding professional boundaries and respecting system controls. He urged adherence to designated roles and responsibilities, emphasizing the importance of maintaining fiscal discipline and transparency.

“The importance of upholding professional boundaries and respecting system controls cannot be overstated. We must adhere to designated roles and responsibilities to maintain fiscal discipline and transparency,” added H.E Deputy Governor Njoroge Muchiri.

County Secretary and Head of Public Service, Patrick Analo, echoed Mr. Muchiri’s sentiments, emphasizing the value of teamwork and proactive engagement in driving organizational effectiveness. He urged staff to adopt a less mechanical and reactive approach, advocating for a more dynamic and collaborative work environment.

“The value of teamwork and proactive engagement cannot be underestimated in driving organizational effectiveness. We must adopt a less mechanical and reactive approach and foster a dynamic and collaborative work environment,” highlighted County Secretary and Head of Public Service, Patrick Analo.

The Nairobi County Treasury reaffirmed its commitment to fostering fiscal discipline and prudent utilization of public resources to ensure enhanced service delivery to the residents of Nairobi. The meeting concluded with a renewed sense of purpose and determination among attendees to uphold the highest standards of financial management and governance.

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