Transforming Kenya’s Public Service: Moses Kuria Unveils Ambitious NYS Reengineering Program, In a significant move aimed at revitalizing Kenya’s public service sector, Moses Kiarie Kuria, the Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Performance, and Delivery Management, has announced a groundbreaking initiative.
This initiative, officially known as the National Youth Service (NYS) Reengineering Programme, is set to bring about substantial changes across various government sectors. Under the leadership of President William Ruto, this program is poised to usher in a new era of efficiency and transformation within the Kenyan public service.
One of the key components of this transformative initiative is the requirement for all new government employees to undergo NYS training before they are integrated into the public service. This move is expected to enhance the skills and capabilities of government workers from the outset, ensuring a more effective and service-oriented workforce.
Another pivotal aspect of the program is the deployment of NYS personnel as guards for government offices and buildings. By doing so, the government aims to not only bolster security but also provide valuable employment opportunities for NYS graduates.
Furthermore, the government plans to establish over 800 Huduma Centres across the country, staffed by officers drawn from the National Youth Service. These centers will serve as one-stop service points for citizens, streamlining public service delivery and making it more accessible to the people.
Moses Kuria’s announcement also included the establishment of the National Youth Service Enterprises, a competitive entity that will bid for tenders at the national, county, and private sector levels. This move seeks to empower NYS graduates and create business opportunities for them.
Additionally, a call center, a part of the Pasha Programme, will be set up at the NYS Headquarters to handle feedback and complaints related to public service delivery. This reflects the government’s commitment to transparency and responsiveness.
The program goes beyond national borders, as it aims to identify employment opportunities for NYS graduates not only within Kenya but also abroad, in both the government and the private sector. This ambitious effort promises to uplift the prospects of NYS alumni and enable them to contribute to the global workforce.
In a resounding declaration, Moses Kuria affirmed, “Let the work begin.” The official unveiling of the NYS Reengineering Programme took place at the NYS headquarters in Ruaraka. Notably, it included President William Ruto’s directive to recruit 3000 National Police Service Police Officers and 1500 Kenya Wildlife Service Rangers exclusively from the National Youth Service in the next two months.
This comprehensive and innovative approach to restructuring the public service sector in Kenya holds the potential to bring about tangible improvements in service delivery, employment opportunities, and the overall socio-economic development of the nation.
Moses Kuria and President William Ruto’s vision for the National Youth Service Reengineering Programme demonstrates a commitment to building a more prosperous and service-oriented Kenya.