Deputy President Ruto: State to raise research funding

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 00:00 |
Deputy President William Ruto. Photo/File


Deputy President William Ruto has said the government will intensify its support for research through increased funding.

He said the move will boost the quality of information, thereby, inform proper planning.

Speaking yesterday at Kasarani, Nairobi, during the Third RCMRD International Conference, Ruto said lack of proper information and use of stale information continue to haunt Africa’s turnaround.  

“Proper planning is a function of quality and accurate information, which is well researched, backed by knowledge and evidence,” he said.

“Africa’s contribution to the total world trade is still marginal; a paltry three per cent. Yet for this continent, world trade plays a major role,” he said.

Ruto said leaders must deliberate, using valid information, the kind of interventions to be pursued to amplify commerce in Africa.

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