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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,1ST MARCH 2018-The question of whether there are enough resources to fiance the implementation of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four Agenda has prompted the national assembly to intervene.
The National assembly’s Budget and Appropriation Committee says the implementation framework of the Big Four agenda is not well articulated.
According to the Committee led by Kikuyu Member of parliament Kimani Ichung’wah the agenda has not yet been provided with adequate financial resources.
In their Budget Policy Statement and Debt Management Strategy for the 2018 -2019 and the medium term report, the committee says there lacks a clear strategy and accountability framework on how resources will be allocated to the Big Four agenda.
“The starting point of the Big Four agenda should have been the formulation of a results matrix which would have enabled creation of a comprehensive plan with specific targets and strategies for achievement of the key initiative. There is need for a radical shift in expenditure allocations to prioritise the key intervention areas under the Big Four plan and identify the key actors who will then be given clear targets, timelines and strategies,” the Committee says.
The Committee is calling upon the government to provide a master plan that clearly spells out the agenda, strategy and policies under the Big Four plan with a results matrix for resource allocation as well as a monitoring and evaluation framework.
The Big Four agenda are , affordable housing, food security ,manufacturing and affordable highlighted by president Kenyatta that forms the basis of his second term.