In Summary
  • President Kenyatta said the directive is aimed at stopping wastage of resources.
  • It also aims to curb the habit of government agencies abandoning incomplete projects and starting others.
  • He said only projects directly aligned to the Big Four agenda might be exempted from the freeze.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued a directive freezing all new government projects until ongoing ones are completed.

In a directive to all government accounting officers, the President warned that they would be held responsible if they sanction new projects without the express authority of the National Treasury.

President Kenyatta said the directive is aimed at stopping wastage of resources and the habit of government agencies abandoning incomplete projects and starting others.

“There will be no new projects that will be embarked on until you complete those that are ongoing,” said the President.

BIG FOUR PROJECTS

He was speaking Friday at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi where he addressed a meeting of all government accounting officers including principal secretaries, parastatal heads, vice chancellors of public universities and heads of State corporations.

Mr Kenyatta said projects which might be exempted from the freeze will be only those that are directly aligned to the Big Four agenda.

But even those ones must get written authorisation from the National Treasury, he added.

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