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Treasury and planning holds public participation for 4th Medium Term Plan 2023 – 2027

 

The Ministry of  National Treasury and planning, through the State Department for Planning on Friday held its County Consultations forum in Kitui County, to engage stakeholders and the local public to discuss and propose county development priorities, that will form basis for the fourth Medium Term Plans (MTP) policies, programmes and  projects.

 

Medium Term Plans (MTP) are phases in which the implementation of the Kenya Vision 2030 is spearheaded with close monitoring and evaluation of each MTP in order to remain on track.

 

The fourth MTP, which is the second last running through 2023 to 2027 thematically focuses on accelerating socio-economic transformation to a more competitive, inclusive and resilient economy.

 

 The plan is determined to raise living standards by lowering poverty levels and creating more investments by offering a conducive environment for investors.

 

It follows the current Third MTP running from 2018 to 2022, which saw a lot of social, political and technological advancement in various parts of the country bringing vision 2030 closer.

 

In a speech read out by the Permanent Secretary (PS) for Public Works, Solomon Kitungu, on behalf of the Cabinet Secretary (CS) for National Treasury and Planning, Ukur Yatani, the third MTP had a lot to brag for with tremendous achievements and completion of major projects, despite the outbreak of Covid-19 which posed a setback economically.

 

“Execution of the plan was going on well until Covid-19 struck, adversely affecting the plan economically. 

 

With the worldwide suspension of flights in and out of the Country, new investors retreated while thriving businesses suffered major blows, some collapsing,” Kitungu lamented. 

 

Mr. Aloyce Ratemo, the Country Director for Department of Planning, while speaking during the Forum held at Kitui town, underscored completed projects during the current third MTP, citing 21.5 per cent rise in electricity connectivity, with the current 8,216,253 customers connected in the third MTP countrywide from 6,763,921 electricity connectivity in the previous MTP.

 

Ratemo also noted 5107 km of road tarmacked with 101,826 km maintained during the current third MTP. 

 

He also observed that 1,757,623 title deeds were registered and issued with 81 land registries constructed and 75 refurbished to ease land disputes through proper documentation.

 

“The Government has also strengthened Huduma Centers across the country in an attempt to offer government services   to citizens under one roof. With its utilization, the fourth MTP will easily maneuver its way out towards the realization of vision 2030,” he added.

 

According to Ratemo, the government will ensure more construction of Technical, Vocational and Educational Training (TVET) centres to ensure gross enrollment and absorption of more youths, as dictated by its social pillar.

 

He revealed the government plans to promote existing investors by cushioning them of setbacks they faced like the pandemic as well as luring more new investors into the country.

 

“The government through its fourth MTP will oversee a conducive environment for both local and foreign investors,” he clarified.

PS for Public Works, Solomon Kitungu, speaking yesterday during MTP public participation forum at Kitui County

 

 

 

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