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Two-tier approach key to Big Four

Deputy President William Ruto has urged county governments to align their programmes along the Big Four pillars of food security, manufacturing, housing and healthcare.

Mr Ruto said this seamless, two-tier approach to service delivery will realise sustainable, inclusive growth. 

“In executing this agenda, we expect counties to align their development priorities in line with our Big Four Plan. We want to assure you that we are committed to working closely with the county governments in the spirit of consultation and cooperation for the good of our people as demanded by the constitution,” said Mr Ruto.

He was speaking during the pre - Inter-governmental Budget and Economic Council (IBEC) meeting, held at his Harambee Annex office, Nairobi.

the Intergovernmental Budget and Economic Council meeting 2018

Present were Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich, Chairman of Council of Governors Josephat Nanok (Turkana), vice chairperson Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga) and Treasury Principal Secretary Kamau Thugge.

Controller of Budget Agnes Odhiambo, Governors Ali Roba (Marsabit), Martin Wambora (Embu), John Lonyangapuo (West Pokot), Joyce Laboso (Bomet) and deputy governor Joash Maangi (Kisii) were also present.
 
The Deputy President told the county governments to work with authorities such as National Irrigation Board (NIB) and the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) in transforming the lives of the people.
 
“I want to make my assurance that we will work closely with the national government in initiating projects in line with the Big Four agenda that aims to improve the lives of Kenyans across the country,” said Mr Nanok.

Mr Rotich said austerity measures would be effected to ensure only key projects were funded.
 
“We will embark on austerity measures including cut on the expenditure as we realign our revenue focus to meet the country’s financial needs,” said Mr Rotich.

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