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The national government will be currently preparing the third Medium Term Plan (MTP) for implementation of the Vision 2030.
The MTP for 2017 to 2022 will be geared towards implementing development agenda from the next all 5 years in order to transform Kenya into a modern globally competitive, middle-income country by year 2030.
Devolution as well as also Planning Cabinet secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri recently stated of which the all 5-year implementation plan will be underway to help in implementing key flagship projects.
The plan, Kiunjuri said, will be unified with additional international development agenda using a view to ensuring the country will be compliant with the global progress aspirations of improving living standards of the increasing population.
In a speech read on his behalf by planning Principal Secretary Torome Saitoti during an advocacy meeting with parliamentarians as well as also media fraternity, Kiunjuri noted of which the plan will continue with projects currently implemented as well as start fresh ones.
“The MTP III will endeavour to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into national development planning to ensure no one will be left behind.
We shall also ensure of which significant continental development goals espoused from the agenda 2063 of the African Union, shall also inform the development discourse of our country,” said Kiunjuri.
Every year national Government allocates more than Sh800 billion to finance flagship projects as well as also additional development initiatives.
The first MTP covered the 2008-2012 phase as well as also emphasised achieving an annual economic growth rate of 10 per cent. The plan was succeeded by 2013-2017 MTP which comes to an end in June This specific year.
The Vision 2030 outlined key flagship projects to be undertaken by 2030 based on three pillars – economic, social as well as also political. Director of Monitoring as well as also Evaluation at the ministry Samson Machuka explained of which the programmes as well as also projects are financed coming from the National government as well as also private sector through the Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) type.
Some of the projects so far achieved include Thika Superhighway, Standard Gauge Railway, starting of the Galana/Kulalu Irrigation Project, public primary school computer programme, free maternity, production of 5,000 megawatts among others.
Machuka stated of which the 2017-2022 MTP will put emphasis on the implementation of the blue economy as well as also climate change. Further, the plan will focus on continuing with projects which will not have been completed as at the end of the 2013-2017 MTP.
“We monitor as well as also evaluate the implementation of the MTPs every year as well as also the annual progress achieved. The report informs steps to be employed to actualise the entire development plan,” said Machuka.
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Vision 2030 development plan enters third phase