KNA Public Servants serving in various organizations across the country have been challenged to put the needs of Kenyans above their personal interest for effective service delivery.
Speaking at Kenya School of Government (KSG), Baringo Campus, on Thursday during graduation ceremony of 79 public officers who undertook a six week Strategic Leadership Development Programme (SLDP) training on values and character development, Institution’s director Dr Solomon Letangule said public servants needs to hold highest levels of ethics, integrity, patriotism and nationalism at their respective places of work in order for organizations to witness major transformations that are geared towards Kenya’s Vision 2030.
Letangule stated that the people have delegated officers with the power to serve them diligently thus they should at all times conduct themselves in a good character and observe all the values the organization has set for them.
“It is sad to note that in our country, some officers are even ready to sell their values for money and make the people they serve become slaves,” he explained.
He encouraged those who successfully completed the training to become ambassadors of their organizations by establishing a culture of care as they provide services in order for their respective organizations to attain its set goals, objectives and priorities.
“Let us utilize our stewardship roles in our respective organization so that we can safeguard the values of the people,” he said.
Letangule challenged senior officers working in the various organizations to always mentor their juniors by giving them room to make decisions and to take responsibility for what they have done.
At the same time the Baringo Campus director advised the graduating officers to inculcate in themselves and their juniors the culture of humility, due diligence and avoid being egoistic with the titles they own so that they can be able to work with all the stakeholders at their respective organizations.
He challenged the senior officers to focus on provision of quality service to wananchi in the most effective and efficient manner.
The six weeks SLDP course is tailored towards transitioning an officer from being a manager to a leader.