An evaluation report carried out by the Public Service Performance Management and Monitoring Unit (PSPMMU) named the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries headed by Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya as the worst-performing.

According to the report, CS Joe Mucheru’s ICT Ministry, CS Amina Mohammed’s Ministry of Sports and the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife led by CS Najib Balala were in the bottom three.

However, the Nation reported that the National Treasury was ranked as the best performing Ministry by PSPMMU.

The Ministry of East African Community and Regional Development and the Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation was ranked among the top three best-performing Ministries.

The Education ministry headed by CS George Magoha was ranked sixth.

None of the 21 ministries, State House, Office of the Deputy President and Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice achieved their annual performance targets.

The report also showed that overall ministries had lower performances compared to State corporations and tertiary institutions.

The Office of the Attorney General, State House, National Treasury, and the ministries of East African Community and Education ranked top in the execution of their respective mandates.

“The performance of ministries had a marginal decline in the FY 2019/20 compared to that of FY 2018/19 since the average composite score changed from 3.3816 to 3.3920,” it read in part.

“Consequently, the budget cuts to mitigate the pandemic and introduction of austerity measures further affected the achievement of the performance targets,” the report added.

But the report did not rank the Ministry of Defence over what PSPMMU termed as “confidential reasons”.

The report stated that four ministries, whose identities were not disclosed, achieved zero per cent on the ranking.