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Reconstitute Vision 2030 secretariat

By Benard Amaya, Nairobi | Jun 3rd 2017 | 1 min read

The Vision 2030 development process was launched by President Mwai Kibaki in October 2006 when he instructed the National Vision Steering Committee to produce a medium-term plan with full details on the development programmes that would be implemented in the first five years after the ERS expires on 31 December 2007.

It is the country’s development programme from 2008 to 2030. It is a great programme and provides a long term national economic blueprint that had eluded the country for decades. Initially, what the country operated on were political wish lists christened party manifestos.

 With the conception of Vision 2030, the country decided to craft a development master plan that transcends political tenure of leaders. To drive the blueprint, the government established a secretariat; it is this secretariat together with National Economic and Social Council which were mandated to oversee the Vision 2030 flagship projects.

However, for some time, the secretariat has gone silent. What happened to the team? With the Standard Gauge Railway having been launched on Wednesday, the government should consider re-constituting the secretariat to continue delivering on the remaining projects.

On a more positive note, Kenya is on the right track in terms of infrastructure development, although much more is yet to be done. World economies only grow with a better and improved infrastructure, and Kenya is no exception. Let us sustain the momentum so that we can realsie the Vision 2013 goals. Benard Amaya, Nairobi

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