The Jubilee administration is seeking the support of the counties to have governors align their development plans with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s one million homes dream. A concept paper prepared by the presidency says the administration would push to put in place the legal and financial infrastructure this year to roll out the ambitious project. The document will form the basis of deliberations at the Fifth Annual Devolution Conference in Kakamega today.
The national government wants to work closely with the counties to build the homes. It intends to first create a substantial ‘land bank’ for the homes and allocate financing for supporting infrastructure, including power, water and roads. The government has far-reaching legal proposals to align legislation with its ambitious plan to cover major cities and towns.
The National Social Security Fund is expected to be the driver of the projects. The government is proposing to amend the NSSF Act 2013 to increase contributions from the current Sh400 to Sh1,080.
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