Progress Reports and Scorecards for Kenya Vision 2030 Flagship Programs and Projects launched

By Samuel Ouma

The Kenya Vision 2030 flagship programmes and projects progress Reports and Scorecard were launched on Friday, November 26, 2021, at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi, by the State Department of Planning.

The launch of the Kenya Vision 2030 reports provides a platform for the government to focus on and capitalize on the innovativeness of youths, allowing them to have a role in the country’s social and economic progress.

Those present during the included Hon. Joe Mucheru, Cabinet Secretary for ICT, Innovation and Youth, was the Chief Guest, Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Board Chairperson, Madam Jane Karuku and Director-General Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat, Mr. Ken Mwige.

Others were private, public sectors and county government representatives and government officials.

Launched by former President Mwai Kibaki on June 10, 2008, Kenya Visions 2030 Kenya aspires to develop Kenya into a newly industrializing, middle-income country by 2030, with a good quality of life for all Kenyans in a clean and secure environment.

Jane Karuku, Chairperson, Vision 2030 Delivery Board, said Kenya has made tremendous progress in various sectors in terms of development since the inception of the Visions 2030.

Mrs. Karuku noted that the number of flagship programmes and projects has hit a record high from 93 to 216.

“There is a lot to celebrate about this far. The number of flagship programmes and projects has steadily increased. Initially, at the start of the Visions 2030, there were 93, but now they are 216. This has been in both county and national government,” she said.

According to her, the vision 2030 delivery board, in collaboration with the State Department of Planning, set the need to guide the national and county governments in identifying and formulating what a flagship and project entails.

This has led to the development of flagships programmes projects identification criteria.

“The preparation process was carried out in a highly participatory manner involving consultations with MDs, Council of Governors and private sector institutions,” she added.

She revealed that the board and secretariats are open to partnerships at global, regional, national and local levels, noting that solid cooperations must be built on principles, values and shared visions who what is needed as we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

On his part, Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru praised the collaborations aimed at realizing the Visions 2030, adding that no one was left behind.

“We are serving the same citizens; when you look at where we want to go, and the aspirations of the Visions 2030 holds, it is all for Kenyans and not individuals and drivers from different institutions,” said CS Mucheru.

He singled out revolutionary technological advancements such as E-Citizen services, land reforms, Mpesa technology, digital migration, and modern mapping as examples of how technology has made life easier for ordinary Kenyans.

“We have over 300 different government services in E-citizen. Meaning you can access the services from anywhere and anytime, e.g. paying bills, filing tax returns, renewing driving licenses, applying for the identification card or passports, etc.,” noted CS Mucheru.

“His Excellency President Kenyatta formed a joint mapping team which successfully developed maps which are up to date for our country,” he added.

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