The Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection Florence Bore on Tuesday defended the budget drawn for various programmes in her Ministry.
The CS made her case when she appeared before the National Assembly Departmental Committee on Labour chaired by Eric Muchangi for the consideration of the Supplementary Estimates for Financial Year 2023/24 and budget performance.
In her submissions to the lawmakers, Bore noted that the State Department of Labour and Skills Development is working towards the realization of the aspirations of the Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA).
“It is with this background that we shared the priorities of the State Department and requested the Committee to consider and defend the budget allocated to the programs in the State Department with the current budget cuts,” she said
Bore reiterated that the State Department is an Enabler of Socio-Economic Transformation with the goal of “creating a globally competitive and adaptive human resource base capable of meeting the demands of a rapidly industrializing economy,”
She was in the company of Shadrack Mwadime, Principal Secretary, of the State Department for Labour and Skills Development and heads of Departments within the State Department of Labour and Skills Development during the meeting with the committee.