UN and IMF endorse the government’s development plan

United Nations agencies, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund have endorsed the government’s development plan, saying it is poised to make Kenya an economic powerhouse in Africa.

As a result, they have offered to mobilise resources and work together with the government in transforming the country.

“We are now dealing with our past short-comings. It will be business unusual from January so that we address almost all the needs that would make Kenya better,” said the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Siddharth Chatterjee.

He said intensified public-private partnership, innovations and technology would be the main drivers of the renewed efforts to working with the government in implementing its development plan.

Mr Chatterjee spoke today in Karen, Nairobi County, during a UN agencies meeting with Deputy President William Ruto.

The UN agencies that took part in the meeting included the World Health Organisation, Food and Agricultural Organisation, the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations Human Rights and the World Food Programme.

Others were the World Meteorological Organisation, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, the United Nations Population Fund, the International Organisation for Migration, the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation and the International Labour Organisation.