The Youth Affairs, Sports and Arts Cabinst Secretary Ababu Namwamba has commended the Public Service Commission (PSC) for ensuring a seamless transition and continuity in the delivery of services.Speaking during a consultative meeting at the Commission House on 9th November 2022, Mr Namwamba acknowledged the critical role the Commission played in keeping the Civil Service together and unifying the country after the heavily contested general elections.
“I am looking forward to a more robust collaboration with the Commission in order to assemble a dynamic team at the ministry that is coherent enough to harness the potential that is inherent in the sector of Sports, Arts, and Youth,” he said.
He noted that his Ministry is responsible for a sector that is very critical in addressing the country’s development challengesespecially youth unemployment.
PSC Chairperson Amb. Anthony Muchiri commended the CS for the immediate steps he has taken in resolving the impasse that has seen Kenya banned by the world football governing body (FIFA) and returning Kenyan football to normalcy.
Amb. Muchiri noted that Kenya has tremendous skills and competencies that need to be harnessed and channeled in the right direction.
Amb. Muchiri disclosed that the Commission receives a high number of job applications and challenged the Ministry to harness creativity by tapping into the potential in the sector of sports and arts to address youth unemployment. He said the Commission will assist the Ministry to come up with a fit-for-purpose organizational structure through which national development agenda can be realized.
The CS was accompanied by Human Resource Director, State Department of Culture Mr John Odhiambo, Human Resource Director State Department Youth Affairs Mrs Zipporah Mutahi, among other senior officers.
Also present during the meeting were Commissioner Amb. Salma Ahmed, Commission Secretary Dr Simon Rotich, Director Establishment & Management Consultancy Services Mr Nelson Weru, Legal Director Jacqueline Manani, Recruitment and Selection Director Peter Maina, among other senior officers from the Commission.