Britain to spend Ksh. 8B to support Urban Dev’t Program



Britain will spend over 8 billion shillings to support Sustainable Urban Development Program that seeks to among others, support up to 10 fast growing municipalities in the country.

British ambassador to Kenya Nic Hailey says the programme come at a time the country is experiencing rapid growth triggered by devolution.

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The five year program that will run from 2018 to 2022 has seen Britain contribute huge sums of money to support urbanization by ensuring at least 10 fast growing municipalities across the country benefit.

Speaking during the launch for call for proposals, British ambassador Hailey said the initiative aims to among others improve investment climate and business and business environment reforms.

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Devolution cabinet secretary Eugene Wamalwa welcomed the move saying it has come at a time of high economic competition among counties a scenario brought about by devolution.

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Council of Governors Urban Development Chair Ferdinand Waititu said he is in consultation with fellow governors to find better ways of implementing the programme.

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And while recognizing the importance of the initiative, Lands CS Farida Karoney challenged governors to ensure there is provision of basic infrastructure in their counties.



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