SUPERVISION AND SUPPORT SERVICES

This programme entails overall oversight over the design and leadership implementation of the various policies and programmes on trade, investment promotion and industrial development as well as to ensure coordination and alignment to ministerial and national development plans. It also ensures the provision of administrative or supportive services that the various operational units and agencies of the Ministry require in order to execute their assigned core functions and achieve the strategic objectives as set out in its Strategic Plan. This is ensured through the acquisition and prudent utilisation of human, financial, technical and other resources.  It brings together all the other activities for the attainment of ministerial objectives.

Financial and Asset Management

This entails activities such as budget formulation, execution and monitoring, as well as ensuring that appropriated funds are properly utilized. It involves among others, the compilation of budget plans and funds requests to Treasury and preparation of monthly and quarterly expenditure reports for discussion by management. Financial statements and relevant reports are compiled and submitted to the Auditor General's Office for auditing purposes. Continued monitoring of expenditure trends ensures financial prudence.

Table 1:

 

Budget

Expenditure

Utilization %

Operational Budget

592,518,000

539,012,210.59

91%

Development Budget

408,000,000

326,337,521.48

80%

Total

1,000,518,000

865,349,732.07

87%

Human Resource Management and Development

This activity includes the recruitment, deployment, retention and development of the Ministry’s human capital, which is crucial for productivity and performance against targets and the implementation of the Ministerial strategic plan and programmes.

Given the central role of requisite skills, staff members are given opportunities through financial assistance to undergo formal academic and in-service training. As a matter of priority, financial assistance is offered for courses that are relevant to the skills need of the Ministry.

Human Resource Management

The following developments were recorded in respect of staffing and human resource development during the period under review:

17 New appointments and transfers from other O/M/As;
8 Promotions
1 Transfer to other O/M/As
8 Termination/ resignation from Public Service; and
2 Deaths

Human Resources Development

Being a specialized Ministry, staff members at various levels and especially at professional levels were given opportunities and sponsorship to pursue short-term and long-term career and competence enhancing training, especially in fields relevant to their assigned jobs or to the skill needs of the Ministry.

The table 2 below highlights some of the training undertaken during the reporting period.


Training Course

Male

Female

Total

English for general communication-OCT 2014

13

30

43

Effective supervisory skills –Sept 2014

2

4

6

Project Appraisal and evaluation-Sept 2014

1

6

7

Switchboard and telephone skills –Dec 2014

 

3

3

Switchboard and telephone skills –Jan 2015

6

18

24

Post-graduate staff supported

2

5

7

TOTAL

24

66

90

 

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