The Treasury and Planning Cabinet Secretary (CS), Henry Rotich has urged County governments to work closely with national government in the implementation of vision 2030.
In a speech read on his behalf by the Administrative Secretary state department of Infrastructure, Bernard Leparmarai during the sensitization of the Third Medium Term Plan (MTP III) 2018 -2022 in Bomet County, Rotich said that National and County Governments Coordinating Summits should start working for equitable distribution of resources across the country.
He said MTP III was a big success in the implementation of the devolved systems of government that saw the establishment of 47 regional governments.
The CS pointed out that in the current MTP, the National Government will work closely with county governments in a bid to avoid duplication of projects and programmes.
“In our efforts to deliver services to the citizenry the National Government will track down all projects which are in line to achieving the Big Four Agenda, that is agriculture, industrialization housing and universal health care,” Rotich stated.
He said the National Treasury will provide guidelines to counties on how to marry County Integrated Development Plans with Vision 2030 which envisioned Kenya to be Medium developed country.
“ Kenya adopted the Vision 2030 as its long-term development blue-print on 10th June, 2008. The main objective of Vision 2030 is to transform Kenya into an upper middle-income country and offer citizens high quality life in a clean and safe environment by the year 2030,” he said.
Addressing the gathering Bomet Deputy Governor, Dr. Hillary Barchok said that the county government was working closely with representatives of the national government in the implementation of government projects.
The Bomet County Commissioner (CC), Geoffrey Omonding said that the national government was tracking down all projects and programmes in realizing the president Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive contained in Executive Order number one of 2019.
“Those who hide in the name of county projects will not be allowed to defraud the National Treasury to enrich themselves,” Omoding said.
He said the Third Medium Term Plan is well in tandem with the Government’s agenda of transforming lives by putting food on the table and money in the pocket of all Kenyans.
The CC added, “This can only be achieved by getting our economy on track and encouraging politics of development.”
By Joseph Obwocha