, NAIROBI Kenya, Jun 30- Deputy President William Ruto has reaffirmed that the Jubilee government is ready and willing to work with all elected leaders in the country irrespective of their political affiliation in order to realize meaningful development.
Ruto said that Jubilee leadership pledged to unite the country and ensure a conducive environment for the realization of national development agenda that would benefit every Kenyan regardless of their social-political and economic background.
“We are ready to work with all Kenyans and their leaders in pursuit of development agenda for the country and grow our economy,” he said.
He made the remarks when he attended thanksgiving service and home coming party of Arthur Odera, the Member of Parliament for Teso North Constituency in Busia County.
Ruto thanked the Teso Community and people in Busia County for supporting Jubilee Coalition during the last general elections and promised that Jubilee government will deliver what it promised.
He said time for empty political rhetoric was long gone and it was time the nation embrace issue based politics that is aimed at uplifting people’s standards of living through implementation of development pledges.
“Jubilee government is already implementing the free maternity services and in the process of releasing the Sh6 billion for youth and women economic empowerment,” Ruto affirmed.
He encouraged youth and women to register in groups and cooperative societies to enable them access the funds and engage in viable economic endeavour.
“When you get this money, utilize them wisely to generate income create employment and help grow the country’s economy and fight against poverty,” he added.
The Deputy President pointed out that soon the country will embark on a major infrastructural development, saying Sh20billion has been set aside for the re-construction of the old Mombasa – Malaba border railway to ease transportation of goods within the country and across the border.
Ruto noted that with improved communication within the East Africa Community member states, the region will achieve faster economic growth through quick and easy movement of goods and services.
“Already President Uhuru Kenyatta and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda are in talks on this line and soon we will embark on regional infrastructural development.”
On development in the area, the he promised that the government will revive the Malakisi ginnery to help cotton farmer’s process their produce.
He also said that during the next financial year, Malaba – Lwakhakha-Busia road would be upgraded.
Leaders from western who spoke at the ceremony said they are ready to work with the government to enhance service delivery to people in the area as well as realize faster development.
They appealed to teachers to accept going back to the negotiation table and strike a consensus with the government on how to resolve the current stalemate that threatens learning in schools and future of the country’s children and the nation.