Tuesday, 08 December 2020 18:11

STRENGTHENING DEVOLUTION: SOCIAL ECONOMIC RE-ENGENEERING RECOVERY STRATEGY

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The Council of Governors on Friday 4th December 2020 launched the County COVID19 Social Economic Reengineering and Recovery strategy. The event was graced by HE Uhuru Kenyatta, the Deputy President among other invited dignitaries. The 5 pillar strategy shall revive the economy of the County Governments from the harsh effects of the COVID 19 Pandemic.
Speaking during the event, Council of Governors Chairman expressed the optimism among County Governments to rekindle the economy by reawakening business that we forced to close due to COVID19. “We are optimistic that we shall revive a considerable number of businesses that have since collapsed during the pandemic,” said Council of Governors Chairman HE. Dr. Wycliffe Oparanya.
The 5 point strategy highlights the strategies that County Governments shall put in place to make their economies recover and thrive. These are, Boosting private sector activity; Policy, legislatives, and institutional reforms; Strengthening County Government’s preparedness and response to pandemics and disasters; Enhancing Information Communication Technology (ICT) capacity for business continuity; and Investing in human resource development. It will also be critical to institutionalize monitoring, evaluation, regular reporting and communication of the strategies up to grassroots level and across all communities and institutions in the counties
The Sh. 132b recovery plan will draw its financing from county budgets as well as development partners.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, who launched the County Covid 19 Reengineering and Recovery Strategy called upon all stakeholders to focus their collective efforts in implementing the strategy. He also emphasized on the need for transparency and accountability when handling finances saying that Kenyans are counting on the government to revive the economy.
The head of state also commissioned the 50 floor G47 Ugatuzi towers which is set to house all devolution activities under one roof. The tower will also hold a devolution museum, the first of its kind, which will portray the country’s devolution journey even in generations to come.

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