The Cabinet Secretary for Youth Affairs, Sports and the Arts Ababu Namwamba presided over the handover ceremony of the ministry’s Permanent Secretaries’ at Maktaba Tower, Nairobi.
The Cabinet Secretary welcomed the Permanent Secretaries Ismail Maalim as the Permanent Secretary of Youth Affairs and Jonathan Mueke as the Permanent Secretary in the ministry of Sports & the Arts.
At the same time Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba also bid farewell to their predecessors, Joe Okudo and Charles Sunkuli.
Cabinet Secretary Namwamba thanked the outgoing Permanent Secretaries for their service at the ministry. He urged the heads of department to put in extra effort to take the ministry to the next level.
“It is important that we all pull in the right direction by adopting an all hand on deck approach to tackle issues affecting our ministry,” said Cabinet Secretary Namwamba.
He added, “If we are to turn things around in this ministry, then it must be business unusual,”
Following this, He urged the leadership to refocus attention in the management of resources in the ministry.
According to the permanent-secretary in the ministry of youth affairs, sports and the arts “We must exercise extreme care in the management of resources entrusted to us. Let us lead by example in the way we handle our affairs, so that the federations under us can learn from us.”
In line with the veiw, Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba urged the team to discard the all motion and no action approach as regards to performance.
He emphasised, “For me, performance is key. We must improve our performance as a ministry. We cannot be seen to just be moving forward and not affecting any change. This has to change,”.
The Cabinet Secretary urged the team to align themselves with the new architecture of the Kenya Kwanza government plan. He also insisted that they need to maximize on the human resources at their disposal.