Ministry of Information, Communication, and Digital Economy cabinet secretary Eliud Owalo has revealed that his role in President William Ruto’s cabinet is his very first employment.
Appearing in an interview with a local media house, CS Owalo acknowledged the significant shift from his accustomed practices in the private sector to the dynamics of the public sector.
The CS while acknowledging the challenges in the public employment sector noted that he had to adapt quickly to the way things are done as it was not something he was used to.
Highlighting the fruitful one and a half years of service, Owalo expressed satisfaction, affirming the positive trajectory of both the ministry and the country under his leadership.
“It has been quite fruitful, to say the least from the very onset. This is the first time that I’ve been employed. I have never been employed before in my life.
“In the beginning, I had to effectively manage the change process from private to public sector, but I settled in quite fast because the government has its way of doing things guided by operational procedures, guidelines, and protocols which I had to get accustomed to and there is also a working culture I had to adapt to.
“So, I settled in quite fast and hit the road running and I can say without fear of contradiction that we are on the right trajectory,” said the ICT CS.
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Eliud Owalo said despite never having been formally employed, he actively formulated numerous strategic plans for the country, encompassing both governmental entities and parastatals.
Likewise, Owalo clarified that holding a senior position in the government was not a primary objective when he decided to collaborate with President Ruto.
He further expressed that he didn’t envision himself in the Cabinet if Ruto emerged victorious in the 2022 presidential election.
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Nevertheless, he expressed satisfaction in being entrusted by the President to spearhead a crucial aspect of his agenda, emphasizing his dedication to delivering tangible benefits to the people of Kenya.
“It was not my priority to get preoccupied with positions, that was not my interest. “I’m glad that I’m in this position. I have been tasked by the President to deliver on an integral component of the overall Kenya Kwanza agenda and I’m willing and ready to serve,” the ICT CS said.