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Governors urged to embrace good governance

25 August 2014, 08:02 Harrison Mbungu

Mombasa - The Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICSPK) has raised concerns over corruption manifestation within county governments and other public institutions in the country terming it a threat to the growth countries’ economy.

The institute that is mandated to promote the practice of good governance and leadership has challenged the county government bosses to uphold and embrace integrity in their service delivery.

It also challenged county public service boards to champion for transparency and promote good governance in the county governments.

“I urge the secretaries to the county public service boards to be our ambassadors and promote good governance in the county governments.

"We continue to engage with the governments to ensure that the certified secretary is given due recognition in various bills being published and enacted into law,” said Nicholas Leting, the ICPSK chairman during 18th annual international conference in Mombasa.

Leting cited that the institution is planning to introduce a governance audits in the county governments through the county and governors of the year award to promote integrity and good governance within the county governments.

He further cited that a governance framework guide to certified secretaries in the county governments is critical in discharging of their duties.

“We have prepared a governance framework to guide the certified secretaries in discharging their mandate. This framework is geared towards providing a harmonized approach on the roles, responsibilities and tasks to be performed by the certified secretaries in the county governments,” Leting added.

Meanwhile Finance cabinet secretary Henry Rotich through a speech read by the capital markets Authority Chairman Poul Muthaura said the ministry will offer the necessary financial support to the champions of governance.

“As we are aware, poor governance has led to corporate failure, looting and corruption lead to poor service and hider economic development,” said Muthaura.

This comes as a looming crisis between the county governors and senators over who should be in charge of county finance escalates a move which is feared to give room for  corruption practices.

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