DP Ruto: Elections won’t derail govt’s development programmes



By DPPS/Christine Muchira

Deputy President William Ruto has made an assurance that the 2017 General Election will not derail the Government’s development programmes.

Mr. Ruto noted that elections were not a crisis to disrupt development saying the Government must continue working before, during and after the elections to deliver services to Kenyans.

He said: “There is a Government now and there will be a Government after the elections, so we do not want to make the elections a crisis because it is not a crisis, it should not disrupt the development agenda of our country.”

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He added: “We all know that we have elections in August 2017 and that is why the National Treasury has prepared early for us not to make a crisis out of 2017 so that we can finalize all our programmes.”

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The Deputy President emphasized that Kenyans are familiar with the elections circle and the 2017 elections should not slow down development or become an impediment.

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He noted that the next budget should give prominence to value for money adding that public spending must be prudent and high value investments should be prioritised.

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Mr. Ruto was speaking at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre Wednesday when he launched the Sector Working Groups for the Financial Year 2017/18 and the Medium Term Budget.




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