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New beginnings as KEMSA board turns to performance-based management

Kenya Medical Supplies Authority - KEMSA Chairperson Irungu Nyakera

KEMSA’s reconstituted board has directed that all staff be put on target-based performance to hold them accountable and ensure productivity.

Irungu Nyakera, the new board Chair reiterated that individual actions can affect all staff collectively hence the need to re-evaluate our strategies and recommit ourselves to uphold ethical practices in discharging the Authority’s mandate.

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“We cannot accomplish the vision by our President, if we do not put our house in order, do business unusual and go the extra mile to create a brand that can be trusted. A brand that people will be proud of,” said the chair.

Speaking during a breakfast meeting with KEMSA staff at the Authority’s National Supply Chain Centre Embakasi, Irungu observed that adversity though unwelcome and perhaps regrettable, provides institutions with an opportunity for growth and transformation.

He noted that this is a catalyst that propels us to reassess our values, re-think our strategies and redefine our purpose to better serve mwananchi and realize the Universal Health Coverage.

Adding that “We must not shy away from the challenges that lie before us, but rather embrace them as stepping stones towards a brighter future.”

The reconstituted KEMSA board has a team of experts who will be instrumental in this journey aimed at transforming the Authority’s to effectively deliver its mandate.

KEMSA Acting CEO, Dr Andrew Mulwa emphasized on the need to make the Authority transparent, responsive and accountable by leveraging on the information and communication technology in all its business processes.

Dr Mulwa called upon all staff to uphold professionalism by strictly following the Law and laid down procedures in discharging their duties.

Further, he emphasized on the need for culture change as way to rebuild the tarnished image and win back the public and donor’s trust.

It is our responsibility as KEMSA staff and management to go beyond the call of duty to deliver medical supplies to all Kenyans with passion and commitment.

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