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East African govts blamed for failure to implement MDGs

08 September 2015, 09:27 Samuel Kisika

Nairobi – East African governments have been blamed for laxity and failure to allocate adequate funds for total implementation of global Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) whose deadline is December.

The East Africa legislative Assembly (EALA) Speaker, Daniel Kidega said ineffective Parliamentary action has led to minimal implementation of MDGs and challenged regional governments to commit fully in implanting the anticipated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“I can guarantee you that the fate of the SDGs will be equally sealed if Parliaments do not enact their own action plans and take up the mantle on some of the relevant areas to their mandate,” warned Kidega.

He said regional States’ delay in adopting and implementing resolutions passed by EALA in the attainment of the eight MDGs and the UN Millennium Declaration before the 15-year deadline also contributed to the shortcomings.

Kidega challenged Parliaments to work collaboratively, commit and prioritize their post-2015 development agenda on fighting inequalities, ending poverty, instituting human rights-based approaches in addition to promoting a variety of social, political, economic and environmental issues.

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“The solution to challenges lies in strengthening the ability of Parliaments to engage in planning and assessment of development policies and programmes. Parliaments and Parliamentarians should be empowered to positively influence the architecture of the post-2015 development agenda,” said Kidega.

He assured that EALA’s commitment in spearheading remarkable realization of the SDGs to be rolled out at the end of September 2015 in New York by the UN Member States.

EALA vowed to hold Member States accountable and enhancing its oversight role in government’s implementation of SDGs by ensuring relevant laws are enacted, sensitized to the public and sufficient budget allocations for their effective implementation.

“EALA will make an impact in undertaking research and advocacy on status of preparedness of the region, monitor the uptake of SDGs closely through relevant Committees tasked to report back to the Assembly regularly and enact relevant pieces of legislations that ensure the realization of the SDGs,” said Kidega.

He further added that EALA will advocate for regional targets through necessary resolutions particularly for SDGs related areas even if the Assembly’s resolutions have been mostly unbinding to Member States, which Kidega said has been a big challenge in attaining certain goals including the MDGs.

Kidega was speaking during the EALA workshop themed “The role of EALA in implementing the SDGs: Promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development.”

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