Archive | April 16th, 2012

DECISION TIME: THE APPOINTMENT OF THE 12TH WORLD BANK PRESIDENT

The 25 member board of the World Bank meets today to decide who will be the 12th President of the World Bank since 1944 to replace the out-going Robert Zoellick. The new president will preside over a loan portfolio of $258bn and staff of 9,000 economists. There had been three candidates for the post, Jim […]

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NAIROBI CITY COUNCIL AND THE PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS REPORT (PART 2): CORRUPTION, NEPOTISM AND POLITICAL AMBITION

The PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report on Nairobi City Council (NCC) did not only point an accusing finger at its bloated and incompetent workforce (see ‘Part 1’ below), it was also a damning indictment of the NCC’s leadership. Some of these leaders should resign, or be sacked: this will not happen. One of them even thinks his […]

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NAIROBI CITY COUNCIL AND THE PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS REPORT (PART 1): OVERSTAFFED AND INCOMPETENT

A human resources report by the management consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) into staffing at Nairobi City Council (NCC) has concluded that 92 per cent of the Council’s 11,392 employees are ‘incompetent’! The report is damning in the extreme but the damned Teflon-coated leaders of the NCC, certainly not the ambitious Town Clerk Philip Kisia, aren’t […]

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The late Christabel talks about Dr Ouko’s return from Washington.

Sam Okello talking about Mrs Ouko

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