Thursday, July 25, 2024

Ruto welcomes National Dialogue Committee recommendations

President William Ruto has welcomed recommendations made by the National Dialogue Committee saying the country needs to move forward.

“You’ve heard that those in charge of the Dialogue are done with that work, and we applaud them of finishing that task, now let us join hands and take Kenya forward,” said the President

Speaking on Sunday. the Head of State noted that recommendation to reduce government spending by 30% is the way to go as he proposed to be cut down to 50% saying that as a country we should live within our means.

“They have given recommendations all those recommendations are okay. Where they said we lessen Government spending by 50%, I have done that already.

Those calling for lessening to be done by 30%, I suggest that they increase it to 50% for Kenya to move forward. We must learn to live within our means,” he said

The President now called on the Members of Parliament to debate on the matters raised and implement the recommendations to move the country forward.

Other recommendations made by the committee include the creation of the office of the Prime Cabinet Secretary and that of the opposition and two deputies. The road maintenance levy and fuel anti-adulteration levy to be reduced by Ksh 5 and 3 respectively.

Other include transfer of all devolved functions to county government fully, equitable share to the county governments to be not less than 20% of the total collected revenue, the IEBC reconstitution selection panel be expanded from 7 to 9 members. and SSRC to review daily subsistence allowances for state and public offices with an aim of reducing the cost by 30%.

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