Kenya Vision 2030 is a national long-term development plan that was launched in the year 2008 to 2030, its objective being to transform Kenya into a competitive economy, providing high quality of life to all its citizens.
Vision 2030, based on the three pillars of economic, political and social governance, is already in progress being implemented in successive five-year plan, with the first such plan covering the period 2008-2013. Effort has been put in various counties through the County Integrated Development Plan(CIDPs) and has resulted in major flagship projects.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Devolution & Planning Micah Powon in conjunction with the CEC Ministry of Finance & Planning Joel Ng’olekong, led the various players in a consultative forum held at Mtelo Hall, aimed at finding out the strides made towards the Vision 2030.
Speaking at the forum, PS Powon said that the progress made so far has been quite impressive especially in West Pokot county, adding that the National Government already has a strategic plan which will consider the priorities put up by the locals.
However, he said that despite the progress that has been witnessed, there is still lack of a uniform structure on how to implement the plans, be it short, medium or long term. He maintained that the national government will avail frameworks to all the counties for proper implementation of plans geared towards the vision 2030.
On his part, the CEC in the ministry of Finance & Planning Joel Ng’olekong said that the blueprint adopted by the county has proved quite effective. “Our five-year plan has been implemented with key interest on the economic, physical, social and spatial sectors.”
Ng’olekong added that the CIDP implementation plan is at 85%, citing key flagship projects such as the building of KMTC which is now operational, Chesta Teachers’ College, ECDE college and milk coolers. He however pointed out that the progress could be higher if there was a better coordination framework between the national government and the counties.
Speaking after various recommendations had been forwarded by the players in the forum, PS Powon said that the preparation of a five-year plan-3rd medium term plan (2018-2022) is set to roll out as soon as possible and will be incorporated in the plan.
Members of the County Assembly, County Commissioner representative Khalif Abdullahi, officers from the national government, representatives from NGOs and locals were among those that attended the forum.