President William Ruto has intimated the structure his government plans to adopt to help realize the nation’s vision for 2030.sw2

Speaking on Thursday at State House, Ruto says that his government has developed a rigid structure that will help elevate Kenya into an economic and industrial that provides a high quality of life for all citizens by 2030.

“This vision is grounded on economic, social, and political pillars, fortified by key enablers identified to propel us toward our collective aspirations,” he said.

He was presiding over the launch of the Fourth Medium Term Plan (MTP IV), which covers the last five-year term of the Vision 2030 plan (2023-2027).

As part of his government’s medium-term plans, Ruto said that he has remained committed in creating an economic turnaround while focusing on five key sectors.

They include agriculture, health care, housing, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and the digital superhighway together with the creative economy.

In agriculture, Ruto stated that his government will boost production through a value chain approach targeting leather products, textile and apparel, dairy, tea, rice, edible oils, blue economy, minerals, forestry, construction and building materials, among others.

He said that the plan will also be bolstered by the need to provide green energy which he says will be enhanced by the ambitious plan to plant 15 billion trees by 2032 under the campaign Jaza Miti.

To create affordable and quality healthcare Ruto said his government will expand the Social Health Insurance (SHI) scheme by focusing on the Afya Bora Mashinani model which will target 10.8 million households.

He added “…digitising health services and improving health infrastructure. Over 20,000 health workers will be recruited to support the health commodities supply chain.”

The need to increase efficiency and enhance mobility will also see the government developing infrastructure particularly transport connectivity. 

“This includes the construction of 6,000km of new roads, upgrading 101,755km of existing roads, and the construction of 277 footbridges.”

Ruto further stated that the nation seeks to leverage on digital transformation which he says will provide for the building of science and technology innovation parks and establishing a National Centre for Innovation, Technology Transfer and Commercialisation.

This he says will allow Kenya to compete at a global level and further provide jobs for a majority of Kenyans.

He also noted that Kenya’s key infrastructure including the Kenyatta International Conventional Centre (KICC) and the Bomas of Kenya will revamped as Bomas “will be converted into a modern conference, hotel and exhibitions facility.”