Kenyan government yesterday launched delivery.go.ke to showcase its achievements since it came in power in 2013, with a promise to transform the country into a first world nation complete with word-class facilities and infrastructure.
However, Kenyans were not amused as the government has so far launched over 3 websites to showcase its achievements over the years such as Nexus.or.ke, President.go.ke, Mygov.go.ke and Delivery.go.ke.
Delivery.go.ke, run by the President’s Delivery Unit, is divided three sections namely Flagship Programmes, County Programmes and Ministry Programmes. The flagship programmes are under ICT, Lands, Health care, and Infrastructure with many listed as completed, ongoing at different phases, or completed. As it’s a government project, TechMoran won’t verify if the projects actually exist or are in the condition stated.
As a Jubilee government project, Delivery.go.ke might be used as a campaign tool to show that the government has actually performed in its first term in office, however, some of the projects began in the Kibaki regime and were funded by international organizations. The government is also tasked at doing most of the projects it has listed and should therefore not use them as pillars for performance.
Some of the sections to look out for will include roads, hospitals, rural electrification and employment opportunities. The site sys more than 2.5M new title deeds have been processed while processing fees for another 3M titles waived. The site also says the government has leveraged on technology to revolutionize access government services and bringing them closer to the people, cutting delivery time and securing revenues paid for such services and Huduma Centres have enhanced accessibility of government services.
Established in 2015, The President’s Delivery Unit is a centre of government function based in the Office The President. Its primary remit is to improve the coordination of National Government flagship programs, monitor, evaluate and report on and the timely fulfillment of H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s key development priorities.
The Delivery Unit, which reports to the Deputy Chief of Staff and Deputy Head of the Public Service, Nzioka Waita, works alongside other essential offices and departments within the Presidency.