Summary of Uhuru Kenyatta’s major projects for FY 2019/20
SEE ALSO :Calls for Jubilee party meetingRoll-out Universal Health Coverage- Sh6 billion The programme aims to ensure all Kenyans have access to critical healthcare services. The money will be used to scale up the project beyond the counties of Kisumu, Nyeri, Isiolo and Machakos where Universal Healthcare has been piloted. Equalisation Fund Transfers - Sh5.8 billion Established by the 2010 Constitution, Equalisation Fund is aimed at accelerating the level of services in marginalised areas to bring them up to par with the rest of the country. Kenya Electricity Modernisation Project- Sh5. 4 billion
SEE ALSO :Trade with China skewed against KenyaAnother World Bank funded project with three-pronged function: increase access to electricity, improve reliability of electricity service and strengthen Kenya Power and Lighting Company’s financial situation Cash Transfer to elderly - Sh5 billion Another programme through which Government aims to reduce poverty and inequality among the elderly people. A monthly stipend of Sh2, 000 is delivered every two months per household through appointed payment agent. National Housing Development Fund- Sh5 billion This is part of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s pillar of providing affordable housing. The money is supposed to kick-start the process that will see half a million cheap houses built by 2022. Contingency Fund Transfers- Sh5 billion This is like emergency fund, charged whenever there is a crisis emerging out of unforeseen events such as floods and drought. Low Volume Seals Phase1 Batch-2- Sh4.8 billion Part of the 10,000 km Low Volume Seal Roads Programme in which the Government aims to open up rural areas and decongest major towns by laying 10,000 km of tarmacked roads. Transforming Health Systems for Universal Care Project- Sh4.6 billion This is another World Bank project which is aimed at improving utilisation and quality of primary health care services with a focus on reproductive, maternal, new-born, child, and adolescent health services. Digital Literacy Programme- Sh4.2 billion Initially known as the laptop programme, the project is aimed ensuring that every pupil is prepared for today’s digital world, and to transform learning in Kenya into a 21st century education system. Free Maternity Programme (Strategic Intervention) - Sh4.1 billion Introduced in Kenya in 2013, the programme allows pregnant women to give birth in public hospitals for free, a situation that would help reduced maternal death.