The African Social Development Index sub-region report was officially launched in Nairobi by the Economic Commission for Africa. The report deals with a variety of issues, including development. The Principal Secretary for Planning and Devolution Mr. Torome Saitoti commended the Economic Commission for Africa for providing African countries with tools for estimating human exclusion and for guiding policy-making towards equitable growth .
Mr. Torome assured that launch will help the country to put in place concrete measures to ensure social inclusion in all spheres of development, to build a social pillar by 2030, and to bring a just and cohesive society. He also said that the basic needs which include education, health, water, housing and sanitation will be addressed to enable every person in the region to access them. He further said that as we implement the devolution plan, we are likely to experience more support in future, and this will surely help our productivity and increase the economic growth.
The employment and social protection section chief Mr. Saurabh Sinha added that this launch will contribute to the generation of valuable knowledge, economic policies, nutrition growth, and security growth. Through these, awareness will be created to help in decision-making on vital issues, including maternal and academic issues.
He added that we should have a country profile, and also thanked ECA and countries in East Africa for working hard to effect changes in the devolution world.