Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago EGH has revealed that his administration has allocated over Sh13 million to facilitate promotion of all public servants that have stagnated in one job group for long.
Mandago says the promotions will give priority to individuals based on the number of years they have been in a job group for long.
While reacting to the ongoing nurses’ strike that demands for among others promotions, the Governor said his administration is willing to promote not only the health workers but also those working in other departments.
“ We had already allocated Ksh.13 million, not for health alone but all public servants whose promotions have delayed in all department including health,” Mandago said at Atnas Kandie Primary school when he presided over distribution of masks to learners.
He also expressed the need for a balanced public service, cautioning setting a precedence in which workers in a certain department earn better than in other departments, yet they are in the same job group.
“ We need a public service with no disparity. Those working in the agriculture department are making an equally important contribution to county just like those in health. The key thing here is that we must balance issues of promotion and salary increase to all our workers,” the County boss insisted.
Mandago also faulted the Ministry of Health for holding a meeting with health workers’ union officials without involving the Council of Governors ( CoG ), in which they reached an agreement.
He insisted that health being a devolved function, the meeting should have involved a representative from the CoG .
Also present during distribution of the masks to learners included Health CECM Dr. Evelyne Rotich and her Education Counterpart Joseph Kurgat .