Government’s commitment to transparency by opening up KEMSA for scrutiny- CS Nakhumicha.
Speaking at inaugural KEMSA Suppliers and Stakeholders Brainstorming Conference, The health cabinet secretary, Susan Nakhumicha stressed on the need for accountability in the parastatal.
She outlined that the conference provided an opportunity for stakeholders to come together and brainstorm ways to enhance access to health products and technologies through KEMS
She highlighted that the government is dedicated in enhancing accountability in all aspects of its work, hence a scrutiny will be done, to weed out any rogue practices.
CS Nakhumicha stated,” Today I officially opened the inaugural KEMSA Suppliers and Stakeholders Brainstorming Conference themed “Transforming KEMSA for Better Access to Health Products and Technologies”.
“ I emphasized the Government’s commitment to transparency and accountability by opening up KEMSA for scrutiny. This step is crucial in ensuring good governance and demonstrates the government’s dedication to promoting integrity and efficiency within the healthcare supply chain,” she added
This comes months after the cabinet secretary, suspended KEMSA boss, Terry Ramadhani, after she accused her of blocking her ways to deal with corruption.
CS Nakhumicha stated,”In my few days in office, I told the CEO Kemsa that from today I want to see pre-qualification of tenders being done through an Information Management System, IMS, and I was clear that the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal (PPOA) Act does not allow us to do it the way it was being done.”