Ruto: Public participation in projects no longer a luxury
SEE ALSO :Mudavadi: How Uhuru and Ruto tricked meAddressing NEDI stakeholders and partners at his Karen office, Nairobi, on Tuesday, Ruto said public participation was no longer a luxury but a necessity as enshrined in the Constitution. National Assembly Majority Leader Adan Duale, Governors Ali Roba (Mandera), Ali Korane (Garissa), Josephat Nanok (Turkana) Hassan Abdi (Wajir), John Lonyangapuo (West Pokot) and Mohamud Mohamed Ali (Marsabit) and 25 MPs from the NEDI Counties attended the forum. Principal Secretaries and other top senior Government officials from the ministries of Treasury, Energy, Livestock, Water, Transport, Devolution, Education and Housing were also present. The Deputy President said the community engagement strategies must involve key stakeholders, including leaders and local residents, in the planning and implementation of infrastructure, water among other economic development projects in their communities.
“It is important to involve leaders and residents because they understand their priority areas. We know that a thoughtful approach to project planning and design, which includes input from all interested parties throughout the process, builds trust and leads to success, “said Ruto. “Public participation also helps initiate projects that have value chain and sustainability,” added Ruto.
SEE ALSO :Uhuru loses Kiambu to Ruto“I want to encourage you to intensify in coordination and synergy in the implementation of the projects,” said Ms Rex. She urged all the stakeholders to involve elected leaders and residents in the identification of projects that have direct impact on their lives.
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