As all the 47 County governments prepare for the 2023 devolution conference slated for 15 -19 August, the Uasin Gishu County Public Service Board Chairperson, Francesca Boen, has reiterated the importance for all the devolved units Public Service Boards developing Board Charters that should help in the implementation and discharging of their key constitutional and statutory mandate for great impact.

Speaking at her office in Kapseret Sub County Offices, Boen noted that since they came to office in 2019, the board had made significant progress in implementing its mandate by the charter which has enabled robust county Public Service to ensure effective service delivery to the residents.

“Staff motivation is a very critical component for attracting employees, retaining and increasing their levels of productivity. As a board, we have played a critical role in staff motivation in many ways,”

“We developed a board charter which has for the period we have been in office allowed us to discharge our constitutional and statutory mandate in a very convenient and professional manner,” said Madam Boen.

She added that to motivate staff and enhance service delivery in different departments, they were able to promote several staff including three hundred and thirty-nine nurses and one hundred and twelve clinical officers affected in July last year.

She said to strengthen industrial relations, the Board has held talks with the labour unions in the County on various matters raised by members and held consultation sessions with the county chief officers which has informed most of the decisions of the Board on staff issues.

“As a board, we have also participated in Cooperate Social Responsibility (CSR) where we have donated 100 seater tents and chairs to the Uasin Gishu District Hospital to facilitate the smooth running of services, “said Boen.

Boen emphasised that the board is looking forward to engaging in more different areas that will enable it to carry its role as per the county government Act of 2012 and also in undertaking its smooth operation in liaison with the different departments and the executive.

“The board is in the process of launching policies that will guide the employees in the County, one of the policies is the code of ethics and conduct and the human resource manual which is reviewed from 2016 one and also the delegation policy that will guide the chief officers on the areas that they need on how to handle staff in their respective areas,” Madam Boen noted.

Present during the briefing were Vice Chairperson Paul Lagat, Chief Executive Officer Silas Ronoh and all other members of the board.