In­volve ru­ral and marginalised ar­eas in eco­nomic plans

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

Eco­nomic em­pow­er­ment is the agenda of ev­ery govern­ment. Gov­ern­ments are usu­al­luy con­cerned with their economies and the gen­eral well-be­ing of their eco­nomic stand­ing. This vo­ra­cious ap­pet­i­tive of en­hanc­ing economies can be aptly at­trib­uted to the gen­eral feel­ing that a strong econ­omy is a stim­u­lus to the de­vel­op­ment of all the other sec­tors. The Ju­bilee govern­ment should not only fo­cus on the de­vel­op­ment and eco­nomic em­pow­er­ment in the ur­ban ar­eas but also ru­ral and marginalised ar­eas. There is a lot of un­ex­ploited po­ten­tial for eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment in some ru­ral ar­eas in this coun­try. There are ar­eas where there are rich min­er­als and other nat­u­ral re­sources but they are not ex­ploited due to poor man­age­ment. Vi­sion 2030 seeks to end poverty and hunger. To do this, we must en­sure that even those in the ru­ral ar­eas are in­volved in de­vel­op­ment pro­grammes.

MOSES ED­WARD AND SEUR NAPONO

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