Politics and policy
Policy teams to give job creation priority
Posted Wednesday, August 29 2012 at 20:00
- Planning minister Wycliffe Oparanya on Wednesday said 19 teams will work on the medium-term policies for the next five years with reducing youth unemployment as the key plank.
- The teams whose membership includes scholars and representatives from ministries, NGOs and professional groups are expected to draft the second Medium Term Plan (MTP) for Vision 2030 to be followed by the next president and county executives.
- Each team is expected to visit the 47 counties to seek ideas to put the country on the path to medium income status over the next 18 years.
A national stakeholders’ forum would then be called in May next year – chaired by next president – to approve the MTP before it is adopted as a sessional paper in June.
Mr Oparanya said, employment would be created through irrigated agriculture, export development and infrastructure expansion.
Other development priorities include provision of adequate urban housing, reduction of poverty and inequality, development of the country’s human resource potential, investment in green energy and implementing Vision 2030 flagship projects.