NAIROBI, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Parliament has adopted the country's economic blueprint, the Vision 2030 Sessional paper, effectively providing a platform for public ownership to enhance ongoing efforts to facilitate the integration of a national economic development policy.
The parliamentary adoption of the sessional paper earlier approved by the Cabinet late last month will now provide a national policy framework to guide the implementation of Vision 2030.
Speaking in Nairobi on Tuesday, Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat Director General Mugo Kibati explained that the National Policy will help sustain and secure the implementation of Vision 2030.
"The Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat notes with gratitude the swift parliamentary debate and adoption of the sessional paper which will provide the impetus for the legitimate implementation of the Vision," Kibati said.
A key tenet of the Vision 2030 is underpinned by the fact that it transcends any government of the day and therefore must be owned by Kenyans of all cultures, races, religions and geographical locations.
Geared at transforming Kenya into a middle income, globally competitive and industrializing country with a high quality of life in the next 18 years, Vision 2030, is anchored on three pillars - the Social, Economic and Political - and an auxiliary pillar known as the Enablers and Macro Pillar, which covers those projects, interventions and initiatives whose impact ultimately cuts across all the other three pillars.
With the adoption of the Sessional Paper, Kibati disclosed that efforts to present a Vision 2030 Bill before the next Parliament will reinforce and give detailed implementation frameworks for the Vision through successive regimes.
During a parliamentary sitting on Thursday last week, the lawmakers adopted Sessional Paper No. 10 of 2012 on Kenya Vision 2030 earlier laid on the Table of the House last Tuesday.
"Arising from the need to ring fence Vision 2030 as the country's official middle-term national development plan and following the adoption of the sessional paper, we are now moving to the next phase by concluding the ongoing drafting of a Vision 2030 Act," Kibati said.
"The adoption of the sessional paper by the legislature in their capacity as the people's representatives now provides the much needed anchor for Vision 2030 to be a people driven process," Kibati said.