In Summary
  • The Treasury has allocated Sh20.25 billion to enhance food and nutrition security to all Kenyans by 2022.
  • The CS said achievement of the four pillars is expected to accelerate economic growth.
  • The government has also increased taxes in other sectors in a bid to raise money.

The government has allocated Sh400 billion to Jubilee's Big Four agenda, which is the main focus of President Uhuru Kenyatta in his second and final term in office.

The four pillars are manufacturing, universal healthcare, affordable housing, and food security.

The government has allocated Sh44.6 billion for universal health coverage while Sh6.5 billion will go towards the provision of affordable and decent housing for all Kenyans.

FOOD SECURITY

The Treasury has allocated Sh20.25 billion to enhance food and nutrition security to all Kenyans by 2022, and Sh2.4 billion to support value addition and raise the manufacturing sector’s share to gross domestic product to 15 per cent by 2022.

Although Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry said the Big Four agenda will largely be achieved through partnership with the private sector and development partners, the government has also increased taxes in other sectors in a bid to raise money.

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