Fight against corruption to start from the presidency, Raila Odinga
SEE ALSO :Obado and Ruto throw jab at RailaThe manifesto notes that the country has laws and institutions to combat corruption but cannot work when the presidency is the refuge of the most corrupt. “We cannot end corruption when there is no line between the public interest and the private business interests of the powerful. This has to end,” the manifesto says in its governance part dubbed ‘Ending the culture of ‘madharau' (impunity). NASA says ending impunity is not a Government policy issue but a leadership imperative. It says if given the mandate, the NASA president will never get away with passing the buck to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) or Judiciary. “We are telling the world that Kenya is turning a new leaf, where investors can come without fear of being obstructed to extract bribes and our development partners can trust that the assistance they provide us will be in safe hands,” the manifesto says. To transform governance, the NASA government says its promise hinges on a motivated and adequately compensated public service.
SEE ALSO :The Uhuru-Raila 'secret' visits to China“NASA is committed to restoring responsible prudent fiscal policy and public financial management so as to be able to afford adequate compensation for the public service,” the document reads. The public service will be a worthy custodian of public resources by shunning corruption, wasteful spending and ensuring the public gets value for money in everything it does. “The culture of privilege and extravagance must end. Spending public money on fleets of expensive cars, opulent offices and other extravagances in a country where many people can barely make ends meet, where public facilities are dilapidated, where people with disabilities needs are unmet is unconscionable,” it adds. NASA also promises to resolve the perennial industrial disputes particularity in the education and health sectors within 100 days in office. It says it will break all cartels. It argues that there is a myth from textbook economics that markets will become competitive and deliver quality goods and services at the best price if left on their own. "This is not true. Left on their own, market players form cartels. Shopkeepers will cheat on weights of commodities, traders will adulterate milk, conmen will sell counterfeits," it reads.
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