Ukur Yatani Treasury Department is Kenya’s premier ministry amid deteriorating debt and exorbitant taxation Kenya News

  • The Treasury outperformed the other 20 ministries in a performance report released by the Public Service Performance Management and Monitoring Unit (PSPMMU).
  • The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries was rated the worst of the 21 ministries
  • However, no ministry or foreign ministry performed above average; the National Treasury only achieved a grade of “good”, a far cry from “excellent” or “very good”.

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The Ministry of Finance, led by Ukur Yattani, is the top performing ministry in the anniversary government, as a report by the Public Service Performance Management and Monitoring Unit (PSPMMU) shows.

Funding of the CS Ukur Yattani in the parliament buildings during the budget reading 2021/2022. Photo: Parliament of Kenya.
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Despite the country’s national debt, the National Treasury outperformed the other 20 ministries. PSPMMU said the performance was not the best for the ministry, adding that COVID-19 was having an impact.

Nevertheless, the Ministry of Finance only achieved the grade “good” and missed the “excellent” or “very good” grades reserved for the above-average performance.

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The ranking was based on selected parameters based on the service provision and the effects afterwards.

This included the use of allocated government funds, the use of externally mobilized resources, the core mandate, the project completion rate, access to public procurement opportunities, youth internships, industrial links and apprenticeship training as well as corruption prevention.

Others in the top five positions were the State House, the Adan Mohamed-led Ministry for East African Community and Regional Development, the Attorney General and Ministry of Justice (led by Kihara Kariuki), and the Ministry of Water, Sewage and Irrigation of Sicily Kariuki.

The National Treasury’s performance follows public outcry over the country’s debt status and exorbitant taxes following the signing of the 2021 Finance Act.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries was ranked the worst performing ministry.

The other lower ministries, according to the PSPMMU report, were Joe Mucheru’s Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology and Youth Affairs, the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage under the direction of CS Amina Mohamed, and the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife led by Najib Balala.

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For confidential reasons, the Department of Defense was not ranked under Monica Juma’s leadership.

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Source: Tuko Breaking News


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