Deputy President Ruto tells Treasury to remove project hurdles

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 00:00 |
Deputy President William Ruto. Photo/File


Deputy President William Ruto has asked the National Treasury to eliminate bureaucracies that may hinder development initiatives by donors.

He said there was need for smooth implementation of projects funded by development partners, noting that any delays due to red tape must be avoided.

Speaking during a briefing with Swedish Ambassador to Kenya Anna Jardfelt and the World Bank Country Director Filipe Jaramillo, who are the chairs of the Development Partners Forum, at his Karen Office, yesterday Ruto said challenges that affect successful implementation of projects need to be eliminated.

He said the government had streamlined the  process of issuance of visas to ensure efficient and timely processing  for technical staff seconded by World Bank and other donors to help in the implementation of projects.

Jaramillo said goodwill and cooperation on the part of the government was critical in the implementation of World Bank projects in the country.

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