By Corporate Communication Unit.
Lion Place Nairobi, Kenya; May 11th,2020.
The Office of Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) is now among the public institutions that have moved with speed to embrace technology to execute key business matters. This was exemplified by the 1st virtual meeting of the Management team (The Heads of Department) held on the 4th May, 2020.
The virtual meeting was conducted via the ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs’ recommended Zoom platform, a solution quickly gaining traction as a meeting online platform for institutions.
The meeting came against backdrop of the government directive to limit face to face meetings to a maximum of four (4) persons among other advice pertaining conduct of meetings.
“It has been decided that all meetings of more than four (4) individuals will be conducted through available on-line platforms, Webex and Zoom have proved appropriate and are currently in widespread use across public service”, instructs a circular form the Head of Public Service of the 23rd April, 2020.
“We will continue exploring but alternative appropriate avenues of conducting our business such as this virtual meeting platform as an institution that embraces and adopts responsive technology”, she noted.
She advised the users of the need to be mindful of risks that might be in the use of such technology, hence the need for a concerted risk assessment to ensure the Office adopts technology devoid of cyber attacks and other technological-oriented vulgarities.
Ms. Nderitu further appreciated members of staff for according one another professional support in the wake of Covid-19 situation. She lauded the staff for their continued effort in attending core Office tasks in their respective functional areas during the Covid-19 pandemic.
”Although we have scaled down the operations as per government protocols, I appreciate the work done so far that our customers are happy about”, she observed.
Ms.Nderitu assured the stakeholders of the Office’s commitment to serve them within the laid down procedures hence no much interruptions of service. The Registrar urged staff to continue working with commitment and dedication on their respective assignments on or off-duty station.
“We will progressively continue to give guidance on our operations in line with dictates of government guidelines from time to time as the Coronavirus situation unfolds”, she added.