- President William Ruto has explained why he wants the National Government-Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) protected and made a constitutional fund.
- However, Ruto appealed to the opposition to execute their mandate in a patriotic and peaceful way.
President William Ruto has explained why he wants the National Government-Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) protected and made a constitutional fund.
The president was speaking on Sunday during a church service at Wanjohi Primary School in Kipipiri Constituency, Nyandarua County.
Ruto said his proposal to Parliament last week, asking the two houses to make the NG-CDF a constitutional institution is meant to secure the development of education in the country.
The president said NG-CDF has facilitated the construction of many schools and offered bursaries for tens of thousands of pupils and students across the country.
He emphasised that human capital is the nation's greatest asset and can be bettered through education.
"The single most important asset we have as a nation is our human capital, and the way to make it better is through education," Ruto said.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, CSs Zacharia Njeru (Lands) and Rebecca Miano (EAC, Arid and Semi-Arid Lands and Regional Development), Nyandarua Governor Ndirangu Badilisha and a host of MPs led by National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wa accompanied the president to the church service.
Ruto affirmed his administration’s commitment to strengthening the opposition to enhance transparency and accountability in the country.
However, Ruto appealed to the opposition to execute their mandate in a patriotic and peaceful way.
"We have no problem with what the opposition is doing to keep us in check. We believe in an accountable government," he said.
Ruto said the government is committed to reducing public borrowing, adding that the government was implementing policies and programmes that will boost the economy and increase revenue.
He said that was the surest way to collect much more revenues to finance development rather than resort to debt.