President Uhuru Kenyatta has constituted a National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee that will oversee the delivery and oversight of national government development programmes and projects.
The newly formed NDICCC will be headed by the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government, currently steered by Fred Matiang’i, who will be tasked to foster greater co-ordination and harmonisation in the implementation of the government’s development programmes and projects under the Medium Term Plan III, with a focus on the Big Four Agenda.
The Big Four Agenda is anchored in the Jubilee government’s manifesto. The projects are; creation of 1.3 million manufacturing jobs by 2022 and raising the share of manufacturing sector to 15 per cent of the country’s GDP from 9 per cent; achieving 100 per cent health coverage for every Kenyan; ensure robust food production and supply and building of 500,000 affordable houses.
“I note that for the efficient Co-ordination and administration of National Government Development Programmes and Projects across the Republic, and for proper discharge of the Executive Authority across the Nation, there is a need to establish implementing and co-ordinating Committees at various levels,” said President Kenyatta.
CS Matiang’I will be deputised by Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury and Planning, currently headed by Henry Rotich, and will have all cabinet secretaries, the attorney general and the head of public services as the members.
President Kenyatta, in the same brief, has formed the National Development Implementation Technical Committee that will, among other tasks, receive and deliberate on the reports from the Regional Development Implementation Co-ordination Committee and any other relevant entities.
The Principal Secretary for Interior and Co-ordination of National Government, currently headed by Dr.Eng.Karanja Kibicho, will chair the NDITC and seconded by the Principal Secretary for The National Treasury, Dr Kamau Thugge. Members of this committee are Principal Secretaries for Energy, ICT, Planning, Devolution, Health, Crop, Industrialisation, Lands and Physical Planning, Housing and Urban Development, Infrastructure and Transport.
Other members in the committee are the Solicitor-General, any other Principal Secretary who will be co-opted as the need arises and the Head of Presidential Delivery Unit.
Regional commissioners have been charged to, among other duties, co-ordinate within their respective regions, using a multi-sectoral approach, to ensure that the implementation of government’s projects have been realised under the Regional Development Implementation Co-Ordination Committee.
The RDICC members will be Regional Directors of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and (Semi Autonomous Government Agencies) SAGAs, and PDU’s Senior Delivery Director.
President Kenyatta has also composed County Development Implementation Co-Ordination Committee to be chaired by respective county commissioners who will, among other tasks, co-ordinate within the county, using a multi-sectoral approach, the implementation of government’s projects.
Members of CDICC are County Information Officers, County Directors of MDAs and SAGAs and the PDU’s Delivery Director.