Uhuru chairs extraordinary session of Cabinet in Tsavo

President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday chaired an extra-ordinary session of Cabinet during which he received the report on the state of national security, nationhood and territorial integrity.

The meeting was held at the Kenya Wildlife Service, Field Training School, Manyani, Taita Taveta County.

According to a cabinet dispatch, the ground-breaking report covered a wide range of issues, including national cyber projects, geospatial surveys and airborne geophysical projects, the National Integrated Information Management System (NIIMS) Programme – Huduma Namba initiative, and the National Security Industrialization Project.

The report also addressed a number of other areas of national security concern and strategic national interest.

“The vigilance of and interventions by our national security organs are tipped to ensure that Kenya remains a safe and secure nation; the foundation stone of our country’s quest to build a more prosperous, fair and just nation for all Kenyans” read the brief.

Thereafter, the President presided over an innovation exhibition by young Kenyan techies.

Resource mapping

The geophysical survey and geospatial projects will deliver fundamental datasets for resource mapping.

The geospatial technology is expected to help the country achieve sustainable development planning, resource management and monitoring and evaluation.

The projects are being implemented through a multi-agency framework bringing together professionals, innovative and creative Kenyans drawn from ministries and graduates for the job market.

The Projects will provide government agencies with the necessary data to enhanced efficient delivery including opening-up of opportunities in infrastructure development, e-commerce, extractive industries and the 24-hour economy.

Kenya aspires to transform into an industrial, middle-income country by 2030.

The cabinet meeting comes hot on the heels of another one six days ago where the cabinet secretaries endorsed and ratified resolutions and directives issued by the National Security Advisory Committee (NSAC) to check rising political temperatures.

On Saturday, the president is scheduled to host parliamentary leadership from both houses for a session to discuss the yet to be released Building Bridges Initiative report.



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