President Kenyatta announce on Tuesday that he was pleased with the state of the ongoing donor-funded projects in the country.
The President was making his remarks at State House, Nairobi during a review meeting with partners and the cabinet sub-committee on development.
While giving his gratitude to the development partners, President Kenyatta thanked them for supporting his administration in it’s bid to achieve social and economic agenda.
He stated that his government was in appreciation for the hand it continues to receive courtesy of World Bank, European Union, and the United Nations.
The head of state was briefed in the status of external development support following an implementation framework that was initiated.
The president noted the value of external support in the war against graft saying the government was not going to relent in its efforts and commitment to end corruption teaming it the greatest enemy to Kenya’s progress.
The president urged the partners to increase the funding on areas touching his big four agenda saying they were priority areas and also to consider re-allocating unutilized resources to the ongoing development projects across the country.
Among the projects flagged by the head of state as a priority areas include Road construction, school infrastructure, housing development, water, and Universal Health Coverage.
He cited the need for fast-tracking the development of infrastructure in schools to accommodate the 100 % transition.
The development partners led by World Bank Country Director, Carlos Felipe assured the government of their support pointing out the role external funding has played in enhancing collaboration and coordination between partners and governments.
Kenyan government officials who attended the meeting were led by Joseph Kinyua the head of public service and Interior CS Fred Matiangi subcommittee on development