Plenary sits to interrogate office governance policy documents

The Office held two separate plenary sitting; 17th-20th April in Machakos and 24th-27th April in Naivasha to review the final approval set for ORPP internally drafted policy documents. The document reviewed were: transport policy, communication policy, political parties ideology guidelines and review of sample party ideology.

“This exercise is part of top leadership’s commitment to en- sure ORPP has solid policies in all processes as demands of good corporate governance practice. The Office will continually review the policies to align with the relevant laws, meet and factor stakeholder feedback and expectations and improve overall service delivery”, noted the Registrar of Political Parties, Ann Nderitu CBS, also the Plenary Chairperson.

A Plenary Sitting during review of some of the policies and documents held in Naivasha.

“The development of the polices is aimed at providing clarity on procedures and Office posterity. They will further aid in the presentation of ORPP institutional memory, refine processes, improve performance and sustenance of customer experience”, said Assistant Registrar, CPA Florence Birya.

“Policies are foundational to sound governance which ORPP observes. These policies and others in place will continue providing a basis for informed decision-making and guide on all the processes”, added Assistant Registrar Ali Abdullahi.

Some policies/manuals evaluated were; Political Parties’ Ideology Manual, Transport Policy, revised Communication Policy, Political Parties’ Ideology guidelines. The Political Parties Ideologies Manual will assist political parties in for- mulating their ideologies in compliance with section 6(2)(da) of the Political Parties Act,2011. The Ideology Manual will further promote democratic ideals and marshal citizens along parties’ ideological standpoints.

At the close of review, concerned Heads of Departments / sections were advised on areas of improvement prior to eventual approval and dissemination.

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