The Controller of Budget, Dr. Margaret Nyakang’o with the participants at the validation Workshop on the OCOB Draft Strategic Plan 2023-2027 held from 3rd to 5th May 2023 in Naivasha, Nakuru County.
The Office of the Controller of Budget held a validation workshop on the Draft Strategic Plan for the period 2023-2027 from 3rd to 5th May 2023 in Naivasha, Nakuru County. The workshop which was coordinated by MayHouse consultants and organised by the Directorate of Research and Planning, came up with a Draft Strategic Plan. The workshop was aimed at validating and reviewing the draft strategic plan as well as obtain the commitment and undertake to implement the Plan. The workshop was attended by the staff of the Office of the Controller of Budget drawn across all cadres and representatives from MayHouse team.
In her opening remarks, the Controller of Budget said that she recognised that facing an uncertain future was never easy and acknowledged that we all needed to move forward together hence the need for a Strategic Plan to outline what we need to do in order to achieve all our collective goals.
This Draft Strategic Plan 2023-2027 is the third since the inception of the Office and the First one since the appointment of the second Controller of Budget, Dr Margaret Nyakang’o. It will give her an opportunity to set her vision, mission and expected priority areas for the next five years. Once launched and implemented, this strategic plan 2023-2027 will provide direction for the Office in relation to Dr Nyakango’s vision, address the issue of the capacity of the Office to deliver on its mandate, look into the internal and external challenges it faces as well as come up with ways that can be used to address the emerging threats that it has been facing among other issues.
The validation workshop was coordinated through plenary and breakout sessions with participants drawn from all departments. The participants took time to reflect on the achievements of the Office during the 2018-2022 strategic plan period and critically reviewed the challenges that were encountered, carefully taking note of what was done and what can still be done to overcome them in the 2023-2027 Strategic Plan.
As the Office pulled down the curtains on the 3-day intensive overview of the Draft Strategic Plan, Dr. Nyakang’o appreciated the consultants from MayHouse and the OCOB staff for their participation and patience. She observed that through the workshop, the office was able to internalise the elements of the Draft Strategic Plan 2023-2027 and expressed confidence that all suggestions will be incorporated. Dr Nyakang’o said that she was optimistic that the Draft Strategic Plan will enhance the effectiveness of the Office in promoting prudent financial management in the public sector and contribute to the achievement of Kenya’s development agenda. She called on staff to diligently play their role since we are all charged with the responsibility of ensuring the successful implementation of the Strategic Plan