The Kenya Flower Council attended the Europe Day where the EU Joint Development Cooperation Strategy in Kenya was also launched. Through the joint programme by the government and 10-member states, the European Union will advance Kenya ksh 321 billion over the next five years.
According to the Chargée d’Affaires a.i. of the Delegation of the European Union Mrs. Marjaana Sall the strategy will help create better co-ordination, planning and coherence to enable the government meet its development goals as spelt out in the Vision 2030.
National Treasury Principal Secretary Kamau Thugge said most of the money would be in form of grants hence will not add to Kenya’s debt portfolio.
Sectors that will benefit from the funding include agriculture, rural development and arid and semi-arid lands, energy and transport, democratic governance, water and sanitation and justice, and the rule of law. In agriculture, rural development and Asals, the EU wants to invest in food security and resilience to climatic shocks.