On 1st June 2013, we will be celebrating our 50 Years of Independence as a Country.
In preparation of this, I was looking at the First Medium Term Plan- 2008-2012 of the Kenya Vision 2030 and I was impressed with the thinking and the proposals. In his Forward to the MTP 2008-2012, President Mwai Kibaki makes emphasis on creation of more employment opportunities for the Youth who presently constitute the largest segment of the Nation's labour force and the pool of the unemployed.
He also makes emphasis on the support from the Private Sector in the form of both local and Foreign Direct Investment- FDI to help achieve the objects of the First Medium Term Plan. He firmly anchors the delivery of the MTP 2008-2012 on the devolved policy on the Public Private Partnership, where dedication and commitments from ALL Kenyans- Private Sector, Civil Society and Development Partners work in harmony.
This was inspiring. His Excellency the President realized that Kenyans problems were enormous and could not be resolved by Government Employees alone. He invited the Public, the Civil Society and the Development Partners to come together and work as a Team to help Kenya realize the objects of the First Medium Term Plan 2008-2012. That was great wisdom which all Public Servants ought to appreciate and effect.
I then looked at our Constitution and I was keen on Chapter 4 Article 42; Environment
42. Every person has the right to a clean and healthy environment. At Chapter 5 Article 69, this is what the Law says,especially at [d]; Obligations in respect of the environment
69. (1) The State shall—(d) encourage public participation in the management, protection and
conservation of the environment;
The MTP 2008-2012 targets the creation of additional 3.5Million jobs and we at The Clean Kenya Campaign-TCKC firmly believe that the process of Waste Management can help create some of these jobs.
Armed with such Powerful Allies, a Team of Kenyans came together to champion The Clean Kenya Campaign-TCKC as a deliberate effort to help focus on the massive garbage that is clogging our Towns. We set to work for a Clean Kenya as our deliverable for Kenya next Year as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary of Independence. This is a Transformative Agenda for us as Kenyans and it is our input to help realize the objects of Vision 2030.
We are excited that The Clean Kenya Campaign has brought together people and institutions who firmly believe that a Clean Kenya can be possible by 1st June 2013. And to this extent, we want to appreciate the support we have continued to receive from the following Institutions;
- The Public Service Transformatuion Department at the OPM
- The Provincial Administration at the OP
- The Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources
- The Ministry of Local Government
- The National Environment Management Authority
- The Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation
- The Ministry of State for Special Programmes
- The Ministry of Education
- The Ministry of Nairobi Metropolitan Development
- The Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat
- A Better World
- Akiba Uhaki Foundation
- The City Council of Nairobi
- The Municipal Council of Mombasa
- The Municipal Council of Kisumu
- The Municipal Council of Eldoret
- The Municipal Council of Nyeri
- Friends of The Clean Kenya Campaigns- TCKC
- Members of the CIA Club at TCKC
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