Tuesday September 3, 2019-Cabinet Secretaries have been ordered to toe the line and get behind the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

According to reports, President Uhuru Kenyatta, through the Head of Public Service and Secretary to the Cabinet, Joseph Kinyua, has listed support for BBI as a key performance area in Cabinet. 

That means that the ministries will be graded based on how much they implement the recommendations that will be proposed by the team constituted by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga. 

In the circular dated July 19, 2019, Kinyua directed all the CSs to support BBI projects for their own good.

“support (for) the building bridges initiative by implementing interventions aimed at promoting national unity and nationhood’ is listed among eight commitments in the 2018 president's annual report against which ministries' performance will be assessed this year,” said Kinyua. 

Inclusion of BBI in performance contracts signals its formal recognition as a government priority programme.

Other key areas that President Kenyatta’s administration is focusing on are the Big 4 Agenda, fight against corruption, protection of the environment by securing riparian lands and enhancing collaboration between the two levels of government to entrench devolution.



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