Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Enough blame to go around

Today the Government, which has recently been accused of not doing enough to eradicate poverty, joins the UNDP to launch the National Plan to achieve the millennium development goals.

The World Bank says that the government does not have the capacity or coordination to achieve these goals, nor does not have the political will to privatise parastatalas and undertake civil service reform, and the Kenyan economy remains vulnerable to external events that may undermine these goals.

The United Nations blames the IMF and the World Bank, saying that the Bretton Woods institutions actually undermine the UN’s millennium development gaols efforts by failing to budget for them in their aid packages.

And local investors say that the only way the government will get development funds for these projects is by enacting a new constitution which will bring about public sector reforms. The investors support the running of ministries by professionals, not politicians.

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