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Vision 2030: Entrepreneurs a Key Pillar

  Jun 8, 2012
 

Owner Manager Program participants and alumni had the opportunity to mingle during a informative session presided by Vision 2030 Director General, Mugo Kibati. He congratulated the owner managers for taking a giant leap into entrepreneurship and consequently getting knowledge from Strathmore Business School.

Vision 2030 is a national long-term development blue-print that aims to create a globally competitive and prosperous Kenya. It also aims to transform the country into a middle-income country that provides a high quality of life to all its citizens by the year 2030. According to Mr Kibati, the vision must belong to the people of Kenya.

The vision is anchored by three key pillars; economic, social and political governance. Entrepreneurs, who fall under the economic pillar, have a mandate to create ‘decent’ employment as they are the key pillars in economic development. They create wealth through competitive businesses and were challenged to invest in IT enabled services in the country by Mr Kibati. He supported his statement by giving the example of entrepreneurs from the Silicon Valley taking an interest and investing in IT in the country. So far the IT sector in Kenya has grown tremendously with the creation of centres for ICT research and innovation such as Strathmore University’s iLab Africa and iHub.

Mr Kibati closed the session by stating that for Vision 2030 to be achieved, the mindset of Kenyans must improve. He recounted his experiences while convincing investors about the vision. “People were doubtful of the plans that we had but now they are realities,” he concluded.

About Vision 2030

The Kenya Vision 2030 is the national long-term development blue-print that aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrialising, middle-income country providing a high quality of life to all its citizens by 2030 in a clean and secure environment.

The Vision comprises of three key pillars: Economic; Social; and Political. The Economic Pillar aims to achieve an average economic growth rate of 10 per cent per annum and sustaining the same until 2030. The Social Pillar seeks to engender just, cohesive and equitable social development in a clean and secure environment, while the Political Pillar aims to realise an issue-based, people-centred, result-oriented and accountable democratic system.

The three pillars are anchored on the foundations of macroeconomic stability; infrastructural development; Science, Technology and Innovation (STI); Land Reforms; Human Resources Development; Security and Public Sector Reforms.

Projects

Some of the projects include:

  • Development of five (5) SME Parks
  • Development of Resort Cities
  • Building ‘Tier 1’ Markets
  • ASAL Development Projects
  • Channel funds directly to health facilities
  • 600 Hydro-Meteorological Stations Rehabilitated
  • Installation of Surveillance Cameras in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru and Kisumu
  • Commuter Rail Network
  • Adapted from Vision 2030 website – www.vision2030.go.ke.



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