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Principal Secretaries publicise economic blueprint

By By JACOB NG’ETICH | Apr 25th 2014 | 1 min read


Some 15 Principal Secretaries toured all 47 counties to publicise the Jubilee Government’s development blueprint. The second Medium Term Plan (MTP) is a five-year implementation plan that runs between 2013 and 2017.

The Government is urging county governments to align their development priorities to Vision 2030 under the theme: Transforming Kenya: Pathway to Devolution, Socio-Economic Development, Equity and National Unity.

Planning PS Peter Mangiti said the MTP prioritises devolution to ensure rapid socio-economic development with equity as a tool for building national unity.

He said the second MTP also aims to build on the successes of the first MTP of 2008-2012, particularly in increasing the scale and pace of economic transformation through infrastructure development, and emphasise on priority sectors under the economic and social pillars of Vision 2030.

“Under this MTP, transformation of the economy is pegged on rapid economic growth on a stable macro-economic environment, modernisation of our infrastructure, diversification and commercialisation of agriculture, food security, a higher contribution of manufacturing to our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and wider access to African and global markets,” said Eng Mangiti.

He said the MTP also seeks to increase access to quality education and health care and job creation targeting unemployed youth.

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