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Vision 2030 crystallising, one project at a time

By - | Jul 2nd 2012 | 2 min read

That this country has made major strides towards fulfilling the highly potential but elusive Vision 2030 project cannot be over emphasised. Various developments in all sectors of the economy attest to this.

A vibrant roads network is today in place, so is the Konza ICT centre, the embracing of e-government by all departments of public service and the low lying fruits that have sprung up as a result of implementation of the Constitution.

Despite the many challenges Kenya finds itself in, all these are steps in the right direction. Steps, which if well managed will continue to thrust our nation to prosperity after torrid challenges that nearly tore this country to pieces.

The climax of reforms in governance, it would appear was the launch of a scheme that will remove procurement bottlenecks that make it impossible for the youth to engage and participate in public procurement. The project is dubbed Youth Access to Government Procurement Opportunities (YAGBO).

Such challenges, as were enumerated during the event include bid bonds, capital challenges, manpower experience et al. But thanks to this proactivity, today Government ministries complement each other to guarantee service delivery.

Is it then any wonder that neighbours sent delegations to Kenya to sample these new developments?

Two weeks ago, a South Sudan Government delegation visited Kenya to the multi-billion-shilling Nairobi-Thika superhighway to inspect its implementation. Although the project is yet to be completed, it is already an eye opener in the region, despite the many challenges associated with it.

Major springboard

Today Thika Town and its environs are booming with business. Real estate developers are falling over each other to invest in the now called Thika Industrial Square. The returns are enormous if interest in the area is anything to go by.

However, road users need to adhere to the Highway Code and exercise prudence as they cruise the new highways, because accidents are bound to happen when these are not exercised.

The same can be said of Kenya’s Silicon Valley that also goes by the name Konza ICT Centre. This success story, despite its many challenges can be used as a major springboard to prosperity.

We must seize this opportunity to drive the country forward. Yes, Kenyans must audit all the projects to ensure they are completed, but also guard against insolence if we are to reach the desired goals.


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