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The Kenya Vision 2030 is the national long-term development blue-print that aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrializing, middle-income country providing a high quality of life to all its citizens by 2030 in a clean and secure environment whilst making the country globally competitive.
The Vision comprises of three key pillars:
Economic; Social; and Political. The Economic Pillar aims to achieve an average economic growth rate of 10 per cent per annum and sustaining the same until 2030. The Social Pillar seeks to engender just, cohesive and equitable social development in a clean and secure environment, while the Political Pillar aims to realize an issue-based, people-centred, resultoriented and accountable democratic system.
The three pillars are anchored on the foundations of macroeconomic stability;
infrastructural development; Science, Technology and Innovation (STI); Land Reforms;
Human Resources Development; Security and Public Sector Reforms.
Progress has been made in the achievement of projects outlined in the development blueprint through concerted efforts by the implementing Agencies, comprising of all Ministries and other Government Departments.
The following chapters detail the progress made and the outlined plans for the next 5 years, running to 2017.

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  1. 1. PROGRESSREPORTAs of 1st February 2013
  2. 2. The Kenya Vision 2030 is the national long-term development blue-print that aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrializing, middle-income country OVERVIEW OF THE VISION providing a high quality of life to all its citizens by 2030 in a clean and secure environment whilst making the country globally competitive. realize an issue-based, people-centred, result- Progress has been made in the achievement of The Vision comprises of three key pillars: oriented and accountable democratic system. projects outlined in the development blueprint Economic; Social; and Political. The Economic through concerted efforts by the implementing Pillar aims to achieve an average economic The three pillars are anchored on the Agencies, comprising of all Ministries and other growth rate of 10 per cent per annum and foundations of macroeconomic stability; Government Departments.sustaining the same until 2030. The Social Pillar infrastructural development; Science, seeks to engender just, cohesive and equitable Technology and Innovation (STI); Land Reforms; The following chapters detail the progress made social development in a clean and secure Human Resources Development; Security and and the outlined plans for the next 5 years, environment, while the Political Pillar aims to Public Sector Reforms. running to 2017.
  4. 4. 2 PROGRESS REPORT Tourism • Under the niche products development the Chyulu Hills Leviathan Cave development phase one is complete. • Launch of UdoBandas completed and Areas of Progress renovations done in Oribi House in Ruma • The Health Spa at Hells Gate is now complete. National Park.The Via Ferrata climbing trail • Kenya Wildlife service has encouraged This tourism product is being undertaken on Mt. Kenya. Technical rock climbing area tourists to tour underutilized parks. The by The KenGen Company to utilize the hot improved with the help of donors. The underutilized parks have also been branded springs and geothermal resources within Narumoru route can now be used by more and themes developed for each. Hell’s Gate National park. people of differing abilities. • Kenya Wildlife Service reviewed conservation • A 5000 capacity Mombasa Convention • The County Council of Isiolo has donated the fees in January 2012 for the Premium parks Centre (MCC) is being constructed by the land for the Isiolo Resort City and is in the (L. Nakuru and Amboseli) to USD 80 up from Kenya Tourism Development Corporation process of finalizing the documentation. USD 60 in low season and USD 75 in high (KTDC) at the Mombasa Haller Park. The season for international visitors. • Land identified for the Turkana Resort City at feasibility study has been done by the • The newly refurbished Naishi guest house at Elliye Springs. Land has also been identified International Finance Corporation(IFC) on the Nakuru Premium Park has been opened. for the Lamu Resort City. MCC and is being evaluated.
  5. 5. PROGRESS REPORT 3 Agriculture • The feasibility study on local fertilizerAreas of Progress manufacturing has been analyzed and the• The Kenya Vision 2030 identifies process of engaging a strategic private ‘Consolidated Agricultural Reform’ as one investor is on-going though an international of the key flagship projects for the period expression of interest. The technical • Feasibility studies and detailed designs for the 2008–2012. evaluations are at an advanced stage. expansion of the 10,000 ha Turkana Irrigation• Agricultural efficiency is at the core of the Project have been completed and the ground • The establishment of disease free zones three agriculture acts published in January breaking ceremony presided over by the in Arid and Semi-Arid, the Designs for 13 2013. These acts are: The Agriculture, Fish Prime Minister in August, 2012. offices and laboratories in the coastal region and Food Authority act, 2012; The Crops are ready and contracting is on-going. This • In the Tana Delta 4,654 ha expanded for Development act 2012; and the Agricultural programme will cover all the six counties in irrigation i.e. Bura-3238 ha in 2012 from 809 and livestock Research act, 2012. the region: Lamu, Taita Taveta, Tana River, ha in 2008; Hola-1416 ha in 2012 from 0 ha• On the fertilizer cost reduction initiative, Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa. in 2008. the Government has been procuring and • For the Arid and Semi- Arid Lands (ASALs), • On national development, expansion and distributing fertilizer at a subsidized rate irrigation projects have been undertaken to rehabilitation of irrigation infrastructure, Area to farmers across the country in order to support small scale farmers in Turkana and under irrigation increased from 119,200 ha in stabilize fertilizer prices. the Tana delta. 2008 to 153,800 ha in 2012.
  6. 6. 4 PROGRESS REPORT Wholesale and retail trade Areas of Progress ● The Mombasa SEZ is being implemented ● 2,000 square kms of land in the Greater first reading in parliament.The 50 acre Tier simultaneously with the Dongo Kundu Free Mombasa area and 700 square kms of land in One market land in Athi River and the 20 acre Transshipment Port (Mombasa). Lamu have been identified for the SEZs. Wholesale Hub land in Maragua have been ● The Dongo Kundu Free Transshipment Port ● The SEZ Bill and Policy already approved by fenced and preliminary designs done by the (Mombasa) will cover 3000 acres. the cabinet and the bill has gone through the Ministry of Public Works.
  7. 7. PROGRESS REPORT 5 Manufacturing SectorAreas of Progress● The Vision Delivery Secretariat has endorsed, plans for Eldoret, Juja and Taita Taveta allowance for engineers teaching in a new private sector driven flagship project; is on course. public training institutions is on course. the Latex Manufacturing plant. ● On training of engineers and ● On Transformation of KIRDI, KIRDI has● The National Industrialization Policy and Bill technicians, started building regional offices all over the 2012 have been approved by cabinet . 1 Plans for Approval and financing of country beginning with Kisumu and Eldoret● The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture the upgrading of twelve (3 Universities, and increasing the number of researchers and Technology have donated 32 acres of 3 National Polytechnics, 3 National from 115 to 170. land for the development of the Nairobi Training Institutes and 3Youth ● A Memorandum of Understanding has been Industrial and Technology Park in Juja. Polytechnics) training institutions signed to develop a Mini & Integrated Iron● A 20 acre piece of land has also been into centres of excellence in engineering and Steel Mills in Kenya as a collaborative identified and secured in TaitaTaveta for the training at Khs.12.0 Billion is on course. effort between the Numerical Machining SME Park. 2 Review of terms and conditions Complex and POSCO, a private South Korean of service of the engineering profession Steel company and the third largest steel● Project proposals for these parks have been and the introduction of non-practicing maker in the world. developed and approved and the master
  8. 8. 6 PROGRESS REPORT Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES/BPO) Sector Areas of Progress ● The Konza Technology City master plan has and supplying water to the city. been developed and approved. ● A multipurpose dam has been designed ● The Technocity is planned on a for supply of water to the city and the 5,000 acre land and fencing is complete. neighboring communities. ● The Ground breaking ceremony for the ● A 10 km buffer zone has been created Konza Technology City was presided on around the city. by His Excellency the President Hon. Mwai ● The legal notice on the establishment of the Kibaki on the 23nd January 2013. Konza Technolopolis Development Authority ● Nine boreholes have been earmarked for (KOTDA) has already been gazetted and the drilling out of which four boreholes drilled board appointed.
  9. 9. PROGRESS REPORT 7Areas of Progress● The NSE Growth Enterprise Market Segment (GEMS) was launched on the 22nd January 2013. This market segment will cater for the public listing of Small and Medium Enterprises.● A Concept Note on the Nairobi International Financial Services Sector Financial Services Centre has been developed and reviewed.● The NIFC steering committee has been appointed and gazetted.● Real Estates Investment Trusts (REITS) have been gazetted.● With reference to the deepening of the capital markets, bond trading has been automated and maturity lengthened to 30 years.● The Capital Markets Master Plan Steering Committee has been inaugurated to develop the Kenya’s securities markets for the next ten years.
  11. 11. PROGRESS REPORT 9 Education and TrainingAreas of Progress total of 46 constituencies in ASALs● The new education policy framework and ● Rehabilitation of 560 schools during the related legislation in is place. This includes current MTP has been achieved. eight (8) Acts of Parliament and Sessional ● Under the computer supply programme Papers on Education, TIVET and ST&I. total of 1, 021 secondary schools received● 21,400 primary and 600 post primary computers against a target of 1,050 teachers recruited against a target of secondary schools in the current MTP. 28,000 in the current MTP. Major Challenges● 5 public secondary schools from ● Existence of regional inequalities in terms each constituency are targeted for of access and quality comprehensive ICT infrastructure ● Increasing pupil teacher ratio● Rehabilitated, expanded and equipped 37 boarding primary schools in 23 out of a
  12. 12. 10 PROGRESS REPORT Environment, Water & Sanitation Areas of Progress ● A twenty (20) year National Forestry Plan complex is complete. ● Mapping of Kitengela Wildlife and pastoral aimed at increasing the current forest ● Catchment areas around the Lake Victoria zone is on-going. cover to 10% developed. Basin and the lakes catchment were ● National action Plan on climate change ● 5,441 ha of industrial forest plantation rehabilitated. is finalized. and 415,393ha of natural forest have ● The establishment of a 9 kilometer wildlife been rehabilitated. Major Challenges corridor linking Mt. Kenya Forest Reserve ● Kenya’s vulnerability to climate change. ● The proportion of land under forest cover and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (LWC) increased marginally from 3.47% to 3.82% to the North East of Mt. Kenya has been ● Politicization of resettlements after finalized and is now operational. evictions from catchment areas. ● Digital map for all 22 forest blocks constituting the Mau Forest ● Increasing incidences of wildlife poaching
  13. 13. PROGRESS REPORT 11 Youth & SportsAreas of Progress● The Sports Act 2013 is in place paving ● Youth Enterprise Development Fund way the streamlining and management of (YEDF) has increased from KShs 2.2 billion sports. Key is establishment of the Kenya in 2009 to KShs 6.5 billion in 2012. Academy of Sports, the Sports Tribunal and ● YEDF Fund has expanded through leverage the Sports Fund. agreements between the Ministry of Youth● The National Youth Policy is developed. and Sports and financial institutions It spells out strategic areas that must be Major Challenges addressed in order for Kenya’s youth to ● Acquisition of building sites for play their role in nation building sports stadia● Piloting of a new curriculum is on-going in ● Bureaucracies especially in acquisition of 47 youth polytechnics (YPs) bills of quantities● 355 youth polytechnics have been ● Low capacity in YPs equipped with basic and specialized tools
  14. 14. 12 PROGRESS REPORT Health Areas of Progress ● Under the community health strategy 2530 ● Rehabilitation of health facilities: community units are established. This is to Cumulatively, 70 per cent are completed, empower households and communities to 21 per cent are over half complete and all take charge of improving their own health. repairs are 93 per cent complete. ● Under the output based approach (OBA) ● De-linking the Ministry of Health from phase l and ll, a total of 154, 489 deliveries service delivery: A process of finalizing and increased numbers of anti-natal care the Health Policy to get it enacted as visits were supported. envisaged in the Blue Print has began. ● A comprehensive human resource strategy ● Equitable health financing mechanism: the was developed and launched to address government rolled out a comprehensive staff recruitment, deployment and training medical scheme for Civil Servants and ● The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority the Police through the National Hospital Act is in place. This effectively establishes Insurance Fund. This scheme is expected to KEMSA as a state corporation. be extended to teachers and other groups. Major Challenges ● The health sector services Fund (HSSP) and Hospital Management Services Fund ● Increase in non communicable diseases (HMSF) were established through legal ● Health sector financing is inadequate notice to facilitate pooling of resources ● PPPs are yet to be realized from GoK and Development partners ● Inequalities in access through a sector wide approach (SWAP)
  15. 15. PROGRESS REPORT 13 Housing & UrbanizationAreas of Progress ● The Kenya Informal Settlements● The draft Housing Bill, 2011 which seeks Improvement Project (KISIP) to facilitate the provision of decent has commenced. and affordable housing to all Kenyans was completed. ● Construction of markets in Nyeri and Kisumu and installation of high● 991 civil servants housing units were mast floodlighting structures has completed in Nairobi while 222 units are been completed. under construction.● National Housing Survey is ongoing. This Major Challenges will provide data for effective planning ● High cost of building materials leading to amongst stakeholders low levels of investment in housing● 900 units in Kibera were completed under ● Resistance by slum dwellers illegally the Slum upgrading program. occupying land meant for physical and● Eighty one (81) constituency social infrastructure development for Appropriate Building and Technologies relocation to new sites (ABTs) centres have been established ● High cost for land and operationalized. ● Low levels of PPP engagement
  16. 16. 14 PROGRESS REPORT Gender, Children And Vulnerable Groups Areas of Progress are benefitting from cash transfer Major challenges programmes and the Social Protection ● National Gender and Equality Commission ● Vulnerable groups in the society Policy is finalized. is established as an institution to ensure continue to be faced by a vicious cycle gender provisions in the Constitution are ● Disability fund has been set up to support of poverty due to stigmatization and adhered to. persons with disabilities who have no limited education. source of income. ● Gender and disability mainstreaming are ● Gender divisions in Line ministries incorporated as targets in all MDAs annual ● The Social Assistance Act 2013 is in and Parastatals are ineffective or non- Performance Contracts with standard place to provide for establishment of an functional due to lack of adequate capacity intervention indicators. institutional framework to implement and resources social assistance programmes. ● Over 200,000 poor vulnerable households
  17. 17. PROGRESS REPORT 15Labour &Employment Areas of Progress industry attachees. Industrial Training and Attachment Portal (ITAP) was developed ● The national manpower survey is in and launched to provide a platform progress. This will enable a skill inventory for placements. for Kenya. ● National Occupational Safety and Health ● Draft productivity policy and Policy 2012 formulated and approved National Productivity Bill 2012 have by cabinet. been developed. ● Strengthening of links between industry, Major Challenges education, training and research ● Current provident fund (NSSF) is offering institution is steadily being realized inadequate benefits which are unable to through increasing recruitment of sustain post retirement life for Kenyans.
  19. 19. PROGRESS REPORT 17Areas of ProgressConstitution Implementation: • Integrated public complaint • Promulgation of the Constitution 2010 and handling mechanism. • Implemented the recommendations of the its implementation. CIPEV (Waki Report). • Facilitated the formation and management• Good progress in achieving electoral and of witness protection agency. • Established and operationalised the National judiciary reforms. Cohesion and Integration Commission;• Constitutional offices have been set up. All Electoral Processes TJRC Process Acts in relation to the Fifth Schedule of the • Established a new National Voter Register Constitution are in place. (within a period of 40 days) which currently • TJRC process successfully completed.• Transition Authority in place and providing contains over 14.3 million registered voters; guidelines on devolution process. • Successful infusion of technology in Legal and Counseling voter registration. • Addressed legal issues affecting postRule of law election violence victims through providing National Cohesion and Integration legal counselling.• Provided specific amendments on police reform legislation (Police Service • Facilitated operationalisation of laws, • Identified key issues for public interest Commission Act, National Police Service Act, policies and practices that counter ethnic, litigation and developing IDP policy and bill. Independent Police Oversight Act and the race and religious tensions Coroner’s bill). • Coordinated peace and reconciliation Democracy and Public Participation• Facilitated effective investigation, activities through development and • Enhanced democracy and public prosecution and adjudication of corruption advocacy of relevant policies and participation through enactment of related cases. reconciliation advocacy materials; various Acts.
  21. 21. PROGRESS REPORT 19 Airports/Airstrips potential of 30Mw. • New passenger terminal at Kisumu • Construction of Menengai 1000MW AREAS OF PROGRESS international airport completed plant ongoing.Infrastructure Sector and launched. • Olkaria 4 280MW plant commissioned.Roads • Isiolo international airport runway • Kipevu III 120MW thermal plant in • Thika Highway completed and launched completed and construction of terminal Mombasa commissioned.• Athi- Namanga road completed building commissioned. • JKIA terminal 4 near completion. Public Sector Reforms and launched. • Kenya School of Government established• Email- Oloitokitok road completed. • Rehabilitation of runway at Lodwar with 5 satellite campuses.• Isiolo- Merile road completed. Airstrip complete. • Phase I Embu Airstrip(widening and Land Reforms• Emali-Loitoktok and Mai Mahiu-Narok- resurfacing of the existing runway and • Rehabilitation of Kericho, Kwale, Nyeri, Bomet roads complete. taxiway) complete. Kajiado, Garissa, Mandera, Koibatek, Kisumu,• Eastern and Northern by passes in • Phase I Nyeri Airstrip (reconstruction and Kisii, Naivasha, Migori, Kiambu, Nakuru, Nairobi completed. extension of the runway to 1.3km and the Bomet and Ugenya land registries completed• Construction of Turbi-Moyale construction of a taxiway, apron and • Ministry’s processes and procedures Road commissioned. fence) complete. reviewed and reengineered.• Construction of Kitale-Lokichar-Lodwar- • National Spatial Plan ongoing. Lokichoggio road ongoing. Rail• Construction of Kakamega-Webuye-Kitale • Syokimau railway station completed Police Reforms road on going. and launched. • National police service established.• Construction of Mau Summit-Kericho • The Makadara and Imara stations currently • Inspector General appointed. road ongoing. at 75% and 50% completion respectively. ICT Sector• Rehabilitation of Njambini-Olkalou-Dundori- • Consultations ongoing with China Exim bank • TEAMS, EASSY, SEACOM and LION have Nakuru road complete. for funding for Mombasa – Nairobi – Malaba already landed.Sea-Ports – Kisumu Standard Gauge Rail. • Most of the 47 counties are already• Dredging and deepening of Mombasa Energy Sector connected with terrestrial fibre optic port completed. • Over 832,000 of the MTP target of 1 million infrastructure under the National Optic Fibre• Construction of Berth 19 completed. new customers connected. Backbone Infrastructure (NOFBI) programme.• Groundbreaking for 2nd Container • 17,000 public institutions and shopping Terminal conducted. centres connected to the grid out of MTP Challenges• Groundbreaking for construction of 3 berths target of 20,000. • Funding. at Lamu port underway. • Olkaria II (35MW), Kiambere hydro (82MW) • Lack of quality standards in roads. and Ngong wind (5MW) projects completed. • Bureaucratic procurement procedures. • Six (6) wells drilled in Menengai; 3 with a • Land for various flagship projects.
  22. 22. 20 PROGRESS REPORT Challenges that need to be overcome; • Funding • Human Capacity/Bureaucracy • Judicial system. • Land for various flagship • Legislation, pace of legislative • Negative value system reforms e.g. procurement law
  23. 23. www.vision2030.go.keSECOND MEDIUM TERM PLAN (MTP2)
  24. 24. 22 PROGRESS REPORT MTP2: Moving Vision 2030 to the 10. Population, Urbanization and Housing Second Phase of Implementation Sector Working Group. New Sectors will also be included within the The five year implementation plan gives the 11. Labour Sector Working Group pillars, specifically within the Economic Pillar a Country an opportunity to reflect on the gains, Cross Cutting Issues/Sectors . seventh sector on oil, gas and mineral resources challenges and opportunities’ of the national 12. Equity and Poverty Elimination Sector will be included. development plan. Working Group. The discovery oil and gas in Kenya, holds The first Medium Term Plan (2008-2012) 13. Science, Technology and Innovation Sector tremendous opportunity for Kenya and will progress is expressed though the previous Working Group. definitely become a driver of economic growth score card. The process of developing the 14. Security Sector Working Group. and social development. It will also spur job second medium term plan is under way by creation and infrastructure development. To this 15. Public Sector Reforms Sector end, the Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat the lead agency, the Ministry of Planning and Working Group. National Development and Vision 2030. This is (VDS) undertaking its mandate of providing being undertaken through the following sector 16. Governance, Judiciary, Security and Rule of strategic leadership for Vision 2030 and has working groups: Law Sector Working Group. resolved to start off the process of making 17. Decentralization Sector Working Group. Kenya an Oil, Gas and Minerals manufacturing MEDIUM TERM PLAN SECTOR 18. Environment, Water and Sanitation Sector and trading hub. WORKING GROUPS Working Group. The new MTP2 economic pillar flagship 1. Tourism Sector Working Group. projects are: 19. Gender, Vulnerable Groups & Youth Sector 2. Agriculture Sector Working Group. Working Group. • The cradle of mankind. 3. Wholesale and Retail Trade Sector 20. Macroeconomic Sector Working Group. • Fisheries industry. Working Group. • Natural products industry. The Second Medium Term Plans Flagship Project 4. Manufacturing Sector Working Group. • The expansion of the sme parks to a focuses on the following broad thematic areas: 5. ICT and BPO Sector Working Group. • Creation of Employment. total of 47 sme parks in order to cover 6. Financial Services Sector Working Group. the 47 counties. • Food Security. 7. Infrastructure Sector Working Group. • The single revenue collector. • Physical Security. 8. Education, Science and Technology Sector • Capital markets master planning. • Value Systems through the National Working Group. Values for Kenya. An overview of cross cutting issues under 9. Health Sector Working Group. • Climate Change. examination is as follows:
  25. 25. PROGRESS REPORT 23Energy Infrastructure Training of engineers, technologists and techniciansChallenge: Envisioned Rapid industrialization and Challenge: High cost of infrastructure leading to Challenge: Low capacity to utilize knowledge, adoption of manufacturing. high cost of doing business and reducing level information in design, production, of competitiveness of the country. manufacturing and marketing.Proposals Proposals Proposal• Conduct an energy mapping survey to Focus on National Electronic Single window Training of Skilled workforce: Engineers, generate information on energy requirements system and Railway infrastructure. Technologists, Technicians and Craftsmen. for the manufacturing sector to facilitate planning for energy requirements for the country.• Increase to 30% peak energy surplus out of the mapping in (i) above within the 2nd MTP period.• Enhance availability of energy to manufacturing enterprises to 100%.• Reduce power connection period to manufacturing sector to 30 days.The Science, Technology and Innovation Security Sector Lands Sector(ST&I)Challenge: Lack of knowledge transfer and Challenge: Increasing level of insecurity. Challenge: Lack of national land mapping.commercialization of inventions.Proposal: Knowledge transfer program should Proposal: All sectors the identified security and Proposalinstitutionalize internships and industrial risk areas. In particular the hot spots in terms Pursuing the completion of the land spatial plansattachments, effective linkages with institutions of energy and roads installations. Physical so as to enable the estimation of service provisionof higher learning to pilot ST&I needs to security, ethnic clashes- volatile regions requirements. Key alignments are needed for roadbe indicated. Institutionalization of the legal frameworks such networks, tourist circuts, manufacturing plants as the Police reforms. and parks.
  26. 26. 24 PROGRESS REPORT Social Pillar Education Sector Health Sector Environment Challenge : Increased levels of enrollment and need Challenge : Low infrastructural development and Challenge: Low levels of environmental for a more modernized approach to learning. inadequate equipment. management. Proposals Proposals: Proposals Education One of the flagships proposed is the Creation of a national Foundation, and clear School Health and Nutrition: Inter-sectoral construction, upgrade and equipping of about linkages with other global institutions, that will partnerships established between health, 100 hospitals countrywide to the standard of develop a road map for a Green Economy and education, the community and the children. Health level 4 hospitals. There is need for the health build on emerging initiatives. and Water & Sanitation Sectors to provide school sector to review the health facility infrastructure improve water resources management (including based health services. to address emerging considerations increased water retention and storage), and including distance of health facilities and mainstream climate change. Provision of school infrastructure: Energy Sector population density. to ensure all schools infrastructure have energy networks sources installed. The Energy Sector will need to factor provision for the number of schools needed against the number of children projected to be in school. Curriculum review and reform: All sectors that undertake training need to undertake indicate their demands to Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) for any planned curriculum review. For example the youth sector (NYS) and TVET institutions. ICT Requirements Collaboration with ICT Sector to ensure all learning institutions (e.g. primary, secondary schools, public tertiary institutions, Youth Polytechnics, etc) have access to electricity and are provided with ICT infrastructure connected to the world wide web.
  27. 27. PROGRESS REPORT 25OTHER CROSS-CUTTING AREAS1. EconomicEnhancement Of Local Content In Government ProjectsGovernment projects world over are meant to iii. Propose amendments to the Public Employment creationcatalyze economic activities through growth of Procurement and Disposal Act and relevant The youth and labour sectors need to engagelocal industries and creation of employment to regulations to support the implementation of in a coss-cutting role to measure employmenttheir citizens. However, borne out of experience (i) and (ii) above. creation against each proposed flagship project.from the 1st MTP, Government sponsored A process to ensure this measure needs to beflagship projects fell short of this expectations. One Stop Shop coordinated by the MTP Secretariat.The following measures are proposed to Registration of businesses (incorporation/ Public Private Partnership (PPP) frame workenhance local content in all Government business name) is still centralized in major urban The Bill has since been passed by parliament andsponsored projects so that the threshold for towns. Efforts to develop a ‘One-stop-shop’ for therefore law. Owing to experience in MTP1,local content during this 2nd MTP period should business licensing, registration and taxation each sector has continuously face challenges ofbe seventy per cent (70%): by the Kenya Investment Authority should be funding and engaging partnerships to complete finalized urgently.i. Develop and provide guidelines on the their proposed projects. This is a critical aspect thresholds for local content for projects Development/Economic Diplomacy that each sector needs to articulate to ensure and programmes undertaken by public There is need to have the country establish realistic goals within this MTP. entities. The local content in this context strong development and economic Independent EAC protocol will include employment and inputs that are Commissions to build Kenya’s brand globally. The social and economic sectors are exposed locally available. to the regional integration issues and therefore 2. Enablers and Macroii. Develop guidelines for government sponsored Devolved system of government need to consider the related processes to their projects undertaken by international The sectors are expected to outline the sectors. These include flow of goods, people companies to ensure sustainable technology devolved structure and functions. This will and services, harmonization of the rules of transfer and skills enhancement for the enable clarity of relationships between counties origin, labor laws, trade tariffs, shared resources local people. and between county and national government. e.g. Lake Victoria, where applicable.
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