Amani National Congress (ANC) Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi will be touring the Coastal region this week beginning with his attendance of the Corporate Governance and Leadership Conference today Wednesday 23 March 2021 at the White Sands Beach Hotel and Spa in Mombasa County.
The 5-day conference organised by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), will lay ground for Mudavadi’s 3-day tour in which he will grace the conference as the chief guest where he will deliver a keynote address today under the theme Building Public Trust Through Effective Governance and Leadership.
The ANC Party Leader is expected to highlight key areas in relation to current governance concerns as the country fast approaches an electioneering year in 2022.
“This is an opportunity I will be banking on to enlighten Kenyans on how to facilitate effective, entrepreneurial, and prudent management that can deliver the long-term success of private and public sectors in our economy”, said Mudavadi.
In order to improve the Kenyan corporate governance system in which companies are managed, the theme of this years’ ICPAK conference seeks to give participants opportunities to reflect on ways that will enrich good governance, accountability, and respect for the rule of law.
Mudavadi is therefore expected to shed more light on key areas that resonate with good leadership. This is with a view of providing the requisite knowledge to corporate managers and stakeholders, both, within organisations or external interactions through frameworks that enable transparency, accountability, risk management, internal controls, ethical leadership and good corporate citizenship.
“Even as we move forward, we need to ask ourselves what kind of leaders are Kenyans putting in place within the public sector and the corporate world. We need to interrogate thoroughly how people, we either vote for in the political arena or appoint into public positions, influence the corporate world and other business set-ups within the wider economic environment”, he said.
He said more emphasis should be given to issues touching on integrity, saying transformational leadership entails showing employees how to effectively perform their responsibilities and regularly supervising the completion of tasks while providing feedback for improvement.
This should directly reflect on how elected leaders work for the people as public servants and not self-centered individuals who on many occasions tend to ignore the plight of the ordinary Kenyans.
The one-time Minister for Finance will also challenge the private sector in the country by pointing out that good leadership in business entails building capacity of a company’s management to set out and achieve challenging goals, take fast and decisive action when needed to outperform the competition, plus inspire others to perform their very best.
Using such models will ensure maximum results and proper utilisation of human resources plus financial and material capital.
The ANC Party has called on those in leadership positions at various levels to consider how the question of governance requires a more holistic approach.
“Corruption and mismanagement of public funds have compounded the dire situation we are in as a country. We need to come together, unite as Kenyans and work as servants to the people and not their masters,” said Mudavadi.
“In leadership, time management skills and tips for effective oversight are very crucial.
Our country is witnessing tremendous growth in various sectors and all these call for effective management skills. The crop of leadership that we are nurturing should adhere to these key elements if we want to remain competitive and stand out as a regional economic giant.” Added Rose Mwaura ICPAK Council Chairperson.