Ruto: We won’t rely on foreign aid
22 August 2013, 12:27
Eldoret - Deputy President William Ruto has said the Jubilee Government will not subject the country to over reliance on foreign aid and donor funding but will instead focus on creating business investments with them.
Speaking at Kabarak University during the NCCK centenary conference on Wednesday, the Deputy President said the Jubilee government is emphasising on the need for investment rather than foreign aid which has stagnated the country's development.
His sentiments came on the wake of their visits to various countries such as Japan, China and Russia in a bid to woo investors to the country.
"As a nation, we have come of age and we are not for foreign aid anymore. What we need to encourage is business investments; we are seeking investment opportunities with foreigners," said the Deputy President who graced the occasion.
While echoing NCCK's General secretary Canon Peter Karanja's sentiments on the efforts the NCCK has put in place to ensure income generation, Ruto praised the church for its contribution towards the government development agenda.
Rutto further assured Kenyans that the government will work towards resolving political conflicts being witnessed currently so that the nation can move on towards implementation of projects including the new constitution.
At the same time, the deputy president said the government is ready to support the projects established and ran by the churches including hospitals and education centres.
He further applauded the church for its efforts in ensuring reconciliation is achieved in the country.
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