Future of Kenya lies in progress made in developing the counties

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development secretary general Mukhisa Kituyi (right) consults with Kisii County Governor James Ongwae (centre) during an investors' forum in Kisii. Looking is the Chairman Council of Governors, Peter Munya on February 26, 2016. Counties are in a unique position to boost the industrialisation of our country if they leverage their diversity in natural resources and skills. PHOTO | BENSON MOMANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • One of the main visions of devolution was to ensure that all regions benefit equally from improved economic conditions.
  • The structures to achieve this were to be mapped upon the unique features of each county.
  • This means that county governments can be the architects of demand and supply for their regions to be competitive based on their strong attributes and resources.
  • Counties have to find sustainable ways to engage the national government and industry to realise their potential.

Counties are in a unique position to boost the industrialisation of our country if they leverage their diversity in natural resources and skills and if they use the novelty of devolution to set the pace for healthy competitive practices to attract investment.

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