Official closing of the 2021 Annual Central Planning and Project Monitoring Units Forum
Planning Principal Secretary Saitoti Torome officially closing the 2021 Annual Central Planning and Project Monitoring Units Forum that has been taking place in Mombasa for the past four days.
In his address, the PS said that the forum has been held at a time when the country, just like other world economies is seeking solutions that will set the country on a trajectory of recovery from negative effects of COVID-19 pandemic.
He said that the outcome of this Forum will result in a better coordinated national development planning that will place a spot light on key government commitments such as the “Big Four” Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals, Africa Agenda 2063 and Medium Term Plans of Vision 2030.
Some of the highlights from the forum include:-
- Central Planning and Project Monitoring Units play a critical role and must be strengthened to ensure effectiveness and efficiency.
- There’s need for continuous interaction and collaboration between the State Department for Planning and the Central Planning and Project Monitoring Units.
- Budgetary allocations to Central Planning and Project Monitoring Units and the State Department for Planning should be increased to effectively and fully undertake the set functions.
- Evidence is critical in the formulation, implementation and evaluations of plans and policies.
The Principal Secretary noted that the key to sustained economic growth and development is in the hands of planners who must take up set functions with diligence and commitment.