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Economy requires urgent, sustained rethink – ODM

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With the expected roll-out of the Sh6 billion Uwezo Fund and the enactment of a Bill that seeks to allocate at least 30 percent of the government’s annual procurement to the youth, Nyong’o said the government must embrace small contractors and change the way it does business with them.

“Start-ups cannot afford to chase payments for months. A simpler engagement would help turn many enterprising young Kenyans into job creators, not job seekers. Small businesses must be treated as the engine of growth, and essential to economic recovery,” advised in his statement.

The opposition party said it expects that the Head of State will give a road-map on how he seeks to address runaway cases of insecurity in the country, heightened cases of poaching, and how his administration would strengthen devolution.

“We are not convinced that the gaps in our security exposed by those attacks have been closed. The Government is saying the right words about the threat we face. But it has failed to take action commensurate with the threat.

“Poachers have invaded our world famous wildlife heritage with abandon,” Nyong’o told journalists at Orange House.

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