On to FQH, another week is gone and the weekend couldn’t have been ushered in by better news than this. By now hopefully many of you are aware of the Kenya Vision 2030, Transforming National Development (Kenya 2030).
If you are not aware please read any of Kenya’s newspaper. And if this plan doesn’t excite you and make you all fired up then I don’t understand you. Either you are not Kenya Damu or I don’t know what else could be wrong with you.
And before this plan to improve Kenya for all Kenyans is turned into a political debate we have to at the least accept Kenya was in dire need of an economic policy that goes beyond the 5 year term of a President.
Imagine this, there have been only two economic policy tabled by the government since Independence. Only two! Other institutions such as Universities and Corporations in a span of 45 years have gone through at least three major policy / direction changes and our country of 37 million people has had just two. We are glad that we still have a country.
The vision is quite ambitious with a predicted growth of 10% over 25 years. It is based on the same model that got several Asian countries from LDC’s to developing countries. It is a policy that if well implemented and monitored it could well be Kenya’s card into a prosperous future.
So before Narc-Kenya leaders jump on this bandwagon and start to praise the government and Kibaki and ODM-Kenya counters, let’s not forget the bigger picture.
Kenya 2030 is for the future of all Kenyans and politics should be left out. Our country will become a beacon of hope for the rest of Africa.
As Manu Chandaria said “politics should be removed from Vision 2030 …economic growth transcended political leanings.”