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Bill to entrench Vision 2030 on the way

NAIROBI, June 26 – The Planning Ministry intends to come up with legislation that will fully entrench Vision 2030 into the governing system.

Planning Minister Wycliffe Oparanya said Thursday that this would ensure and safeguard the Vision from the uncertainties due to changes in government.

"We want to ensure that whatever party comes to power, they see through the implementation of this plan," Oparanya said.

He revealed that his ministry was working on a Bill that would help devolve operations by reviving the District Development Committees, noting that unless such a bill was in place it would almost be impossible to address development issues at the grassroots.

Addressing a forum of news editors on Thursday morning, Oparanya reiterated the government\’s commitment to formulating a legislative framework within which the Private Public Partnerships that would be expected to fund the policy should be put in place.

He revealed that the government is in the process of forming a secretariat to oversee the implementation of all these proposals. 

Elsewhere the private pector has been put on the spot for not doing enough in the fight against corruption in the country.

Former nominated Member of Parliament Njoki Ndungu accused the private sector Thursday of being the sponsors and the creators of corruption in the country.

"It is them who give the bribes in order to be considered for government contracts, and then point an accusing finger," she said.

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However Transparency International-Kenya Chairman, Dr Richard Leakey, differed with her maintaining that the government was to blame for the corruption menace, due to its lack of commitment in instituting proper legal structures and institutions to curb the vice.

They were speaking at a TI-organised forum to discuss the role of the private sector in governance.

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