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Ruto outlines key projects in achieving Vision 2030

President William Ruto on Thursday outlined key policies and projects that his administration will implement to achieve Kenya Vision 2030.

Speaking during the fourth Medium Term plan, Dr. Ruto noted that in the next phase his administration will focus on boosting production through a value chain approach targeting leather and leather products, textile and apparel, dairy, tea, rice, edible oils, blue economy, minerals, forestry, construction and building materials, among others.

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The fourth Medium Term Plan (MTP) launched by the President in State House, Nairobi, is a successor of the third MTP 2018-2022 and the second last phase of Vision 2030 and will set the momentum for transitioning to the next long-term development blueprint.

“The Kenya Vision 2030 stands as our nation’s ambitious long-term development blue-print, designed to elevate Kenya into a newly industrializing, middle-income country, ensuring a high quality of life for all citizens by the year 2030. This vision is grounded on economic, social, and political pillars, fortified by key enablers identified to propel us toward our collective aspirations,” the President said.

The President noted that significant progress had been made in achieving Vision 2030 goals as set out by the previous MTP’s while facing economic challenges to sustain its growth momentum.

“These challenges demand urgent and resolute interventions to regain lost ground and align ourselves with our aspirations,” he said.

Despite the challenges, he said that Kenya’s is on the right track due to our political environment which has stabilised and the country’s social development increasingly grown quantitatively and qualitatively.

During today’s launch, Dr. Ruto also took a chance to give a progress update touching on interventions made by his Government in fulfillment of the commitments made to Kenyans.  They include:

  • Strengthening the independence of the Judiciary and enhancing efficiency within the justice system, increased budgetary allocations to the Judiciary,
  • Reverting port operations for the SGR from Nairobi Inland Container
  • depot to Mombasa;
  • Rolling out the Hustler Fund to provide access to affordable credit to individuals and MSME eliminating predatory lenders;
  • Prioritizing the enhancement of the Women Enterprise Fund progressively from Ksh 4.5B to Ksh 13.5B
  • Providing 5.5 million bags of fertiliser under the Subsidized Fertiliser Programme
  • Digitising over 15,000 Government services
  • Undertaking the construction of 103,000 affordable housing units
  • Formulation and implementation of a New Funding Model for tertiary education
  • Recruitment of 56,000 primary and secondary school teachers to improve the national teacher-pupil ratio
  • Operationalisation of the National Open University at Konza Technopolis,
  • Enactment of Social Health Insurance Act (2023) as well as the deployment of 100,000 Community Health Promoters.
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