National Treasury and Planning, Wafukho in Sierra Leone

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The Chief Administrative Secretary, the National Treasury and Planning, Eric Simiyu Wafukho, was on Thursday hosted alongside African Peer Review Mechanism Secretariat and high Government officials in West Africa by the Sierra Leone Government at a State function.

This was during the launch of Peer Targeted Review Report for Sierra Leon. The launch was presided over by Sierra Leone’s Vice President, Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, acting on behalf of the President, Dr. Julius Maada Bio, who is out of the country on official duties.

In his message to the President and the people of Sierra Leone, Wafukho conveyed message of goodwill and support from President Uhuru Kenyatta and the people of Kenya. In the past Kenya has stood with Sierra Leone under the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) when Kenyan troops were involved in humanitarian activities under UN Peacekeeping mission.

In 2014 when Ebola struck Sierra Leone, Kenya extended assistance in form of financial aid and health workers to combat the virus.

In the spirit of South-South cooperation, President Uhuru Kenyatta presented Kenyan made gadgets to Sierra Leone in April this year (2021) and other African countries to assist them in conducting their Census.

Wafukho highlighted key lessons learnt from Sierra Leone’s fight against Covid-19 pandemic which will be useful to Kenya in two ways: One, to strengthen Kenya’s health systems and, two, to prepare the country conduct targeted review (TR) on the Big Four Agenda and County Peer Reviews as promised by President Uhuru Kenyatta during the previous APRM meeting.

The ministry of National Treasury and Planning under CS, Amb. Hon. Ukur Yattani, will be critical in ensuring that Kenya completes the twin-agenda by March 2022.