NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured Kenyans that the Jubilee Government will continue giving extra support and funding to devolution, which has reinvigorated the economy in every part of Kenya.
President Kenyatta said the Government appreciates that devolution is a vehicle for national transformation and shared prosperity.
The President said one of the earliest moves the Jubilee Government made in office was to increase the allocation to county governments to 32 percent of the national budget, which was more than the minimum Constitutional requirement.
“Since our focus was successful service delivery by devolved units, we further enhanced the allocation to 43 percent. We are presently working hard to take the allocation to 45 percent of the budget,” said the President during the 51st Jamhuri Day celebrations.
“This should underscore my Government’s commitment to shared prosperity through devolution,” he said.
President Kenyatta said the Jubilee Government remains focused on its agenda to transform Kenya and to enable every citizen contribute to development and also benefit from it.
He said previously neglected populations of the country are now integral parts of growth.
“Women, the youth, the disabled and minorities are the stone that the builders rejected. Facilities like UWEZO Fund are empowering these groups to successfully engage in economic activity,” he said.