ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi has called on politicians who are tagging their 2022 Presidential ambition on the resuscitation of the economy agenda to be truthful to their word and walk the talk.
Mudavadi says matters relating to the revamping of the economy are matters that require deep thoughts in policy formulation and implementation and not mere talk.
A one time Finance Minister, Mudavadi accused some leaders of pursuing their own political gains at the expense of the needs of the people.
He cited service delivery, building infrastructure, empowering the youth through job creation as key factors of his leadership as well as ensuring Kenyans can afford basic commodities such as food.
Through his twitter account Thursday, Mudavadi said politicizing the Economic Agenda will leave the Country at the helm of an economic recession a state that may be detrimental to many livelihoods.
“The resuscitation of the economy, which I have continuously advocated for must remain the main agenda going to the next phase of leadership. ANC’s platform is “UCHUMI BORA KWA WOTE” an economy that works for all.” He stated.
Mudavadi has singled out the ECONOMY, as his number one agenda if elected President in 2022.
“This should form the basis of the policies and agenda we will be selling to Kenyans as leaders. Kenyans should be aware of the leaders they want to give the mantle come 2022. Resuscitation of the economy as top agenda for 2022 leadership.” Mudavadi said.
Mudavadi, has also raised concerns over the increased taxation on Kenyans and called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to suspend the Finance Act saying it will burden Kenyans more especially at this time of COVID-19 pandemic.
“The government ought to look at ways of cushioning Kenyans against the devastating impact of COVID-19 on their livelihoods, not burdening them with taxes that further condemn them into abject poverty,” said Mudavadi.
At the same time Mudavadi says in order to fulfil the 2021/2022 budget deficit of close to Ksh 1.6 trillion, the government must renegotiate both local and foreign loans, as well as reschedule the debts while injecting the accrued monies into SMEs to help jumpstart the ailing economy.
“We were already in bad shape even before COVID-19 struck. The pandemic just accelerated what was already a difficult situation that we were facing as a Country. Since 2015 I have raised the issue about Public Debt and borrowing without putting in place clear structures and policy guidelines to guide our public expenditure. Kenyans can now see where we are.” argued Mudavadi.