State House Ranked Best In Service Delivery, Devolution Comes Last

A new government report has ranked State House among the best government entities in service deliveries.

According to an evaluation conducted by the Public Service Performance Management and Monitoring Unit, other best performing ministries include Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice.

Out of the 21 ministries whose performance was evaluated, none attained an “excellent” performance grade.

Notably, State House, Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice attained a “very good” performance grade.

17 ministries including and the Office of the Deputy President achieved a “good” performance grade while three ministries attained “fair” performance grade.

Only one ministry achieved a “poor” performance grade.

“The performance of Ministries had a marginal decline in the FY 2020/2021 compared to that of FY 2019/2020 since the average composite score changed from 3.3920 to 3.4073,” says the report.

According to Business Daily, the ranking was based on selected performance indicators that have a direct impact on service delivery.

These included absorption of allocated government funds, absorption of externally mobilised resources, core mandate, access to government procurement opportunities, youth internships, industrial attachments and apprenticeships and corruption prevention.

On the other hand, the Ministry of Devolution and Development of Arid and Semi-Arid Lands was ranked the worst-performing.

Others in the top five positions were the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Tourism and the National Treasury and Planning.

The other bottom ministries are the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Industrialization and Ministry of East African Community and Regional Development.