NAIROBI, 13 Feb 2015 (PSCU)
President Uhuru Kenyatta today met former British Prime Minister Tony Blair who paid him a courtesy call at Harambee House.
During the meeting, Uhuru said the Jubilee Government’s transformation agenda is unstoppable. He said no challenge will slow down the development momentum the country has gained.
“Our country is in a social transformation mode. We are focused on ensuring that the transformation agenda we have embarked on is not derailed,” Uhuru said.
He said the Government has set the pace of the transformation journey by laying down structures that will move the country forward.
“We now have a Government that is practical, issue-driven and people-centred,” Uhuru said.
The President cited the reforms in the health sector and the youth empowerment initiatives – including the allocation of 30% of all Government procurement to the youth, women and persons with disability – as some of the efforts set to lay a firm foundation for the country’s prosperity.
Sharing his experiences on delivering effective government, Blair agreed that proper structures were key to effective service delivery.
The former British Prime Minister emphasized the need to strike a balance in politics and public service, saying in the end ‘the best politics is the best policy’.