President William Ruto has announced that his Cabinet will go paperless as he moves to digitize all government services.
Speaking during the second day of the executive retreat in Nyeri, Ruto revealed that business in the next Cabinet meeting will be transacted digitally.
“We are going to run our cabinet on the basis of the digital space,” he said during the second day of the cabinet retreat at the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari.
The President noted that he is committed to having all government departments go paperless soon.
“It will be expected of them to leverage on technology to make government more efficient,” he said.
Ruto said use of technology will not only eliminate poor service delivery in government but also end all manner of bureaucracy.
“I think it is time Kenyans got value for the resources they put at our disposal to run their affairs,” he said.
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The government already through Treasury recently gazetted the eCitizen portal to be its digital payment platform.
President Ruto is planning accordingly in the coming months to migrate all government services to the digital platform.
The Government Digital Payments is aimed at increasing revenue collection and minimizing the cost of collection and enhancing service delivery.
Delivery of services by Cabinet
At the same time, President William Ruto has asked Cabinet Secretaries to act fast to deliver on the administration’s development programmes.
The President said the government must deliver on its mandate with speed and efficiency.
“We made important promises to the people of Kenya, especially those at the bottom of the economic pyramid. And we must deliver, ” he said.
“There are no excuses; we must work as a team and drive the interests of the people.”
“We must not become hostages of processes and bureaucracy. Let us be defined by decisions and results.”
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