Sh5.3 bil­lion Mafya House saga can de­rail Vi­sion 2030

The Star (Kenya) - - News Business -

Launched in 2008, Vi­sion 2030 is the coun­try’s de­vel­op­ment blue­print. It aims to cre­ate a glob­ally com­pet­i­tive and pros­per­ous coun­try, pro­vid­ing high qual­ity life for all its citizens. The Vi­sion as­pires to trans­form Kenya into a newly in­dus­tri­alised mid­dle-in­come county by the year 2030. The main aim of the eco­nomic sec­tor was or is to main­tain a sus­tained eco­nomic growth of 10 per cent per an­num in the next 20 years (we now have 14 years re­main­ing). How­ever, cor­rup­tion is ob­vi­ously likely to de­rail the im­ple­men­ta­tion and the achieve­ment of Vi­sion 2030. The re­cent news of loss of Sh5.3 bil­lion in the min­istry of Health is very dis­turb­ing. We are aware that the sec­tor has been fac­ing fi­nan­cial chal­lenges as it seeks to im­prove health­care.. Thou­sands are suf­fer­ing in hos­pi­tals due to lack of medicine, mod­ern equip­ment and medics. Such cases will only rerail ef­forts to achieve Vi­sion 2030.

PAUL MAINA Nairobi

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